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Happy Halloween Albonini Adagio


Just a fun Halloween stab at Yngwie Malmsteen’s version of Albonini’s Adagio for Strings and Organ in E Minor. As I tried to learn the origins of this piece, I found they’re really murky. From Wikipedia: “The Adagio [...] is a neo-Baroque composition commonly attributed to the 18th-century Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni, but actually composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto, purportedly based on the discovery of a manuscript fragment by Albinoni. There is a continuing scholarly debate about whether the alleged fragment was real, or a musical hoax perpetrated by Giazotto, but there is no doubt about Giazotto's authorship of the remainder of the work.”

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