The Best of Barber - Adagio for Strings, Agnus Dei, etc

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Barber, Samuel : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Piano, Op. 38
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Samuel Barber's opulent yet unforced Romanticism struck a popular chord that made him a widely celebrated composer during the 1930s.



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5
  • Performer: Sylvia McNair
  • Conductor: Yoel Levi
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1931-1933

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14 :: Andante
  • Performer: Robert McDuffie (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yoel Levi
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (07/05/1996-07/06/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO (03/27/1981-03/28/1981)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Barber, Samuel : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 :: Summer of 1915, for high voice & orchestra (rev. for voice & chamber orchestra), Op. 24
  • Performer: Sylvia McNair
  • Conductor: Yoel Levi
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 17 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947-1950

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Piano, Op. 38 :: Canzone
  • Performer: Jon Parker (Piano)
  • Conductor: Yoel Levi
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (07/05/1996-07/06/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1962

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Performer: Arietha Lockhart (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Notes: Church of St. Pierre, Gramant, France (07/26/1994-07/28/1994)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967