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Samuel Barber

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Samuel Barber Piano Concerto Op. 38

Piece Out

On the second episode of Peace Out we explore Samuel Barber's Piano Concerto Op. 38 through a bit of history and some landmark recordings.


25 Apr 2021

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Episode 16 - 1958: Samuel Barber, Vanessa

Hearing The Pulitzers

In this episode, Dave and Andrew explore the fourth opera to win the Pulitzer Prize in the 1950s, Samuel Barber's Vanessa. In the mid-20th century United States, Samuel Barber was one of the most performed American composers, known especially for his beautiful vocal music that closely mirrored European models. But with the Pulitzer traditionally awarding works that are more "American" in sound, does Vanessa represent a departure from convention for Barber or the Pulitzer board? If you'd like more information about Samuel Barber or Vanessa we recommend: This fascinating background article in Pasatiempo by James M. Keller Howard Pollack's article "Samuel Barber, Jean Sibelius, and the Making of an American Romantic" in The Musical Quarterly, vol. 84, vo. 2 (Summer, 2000): 175-205 Barbara B. Heyman's biography Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2020)  A synopsis of the opera


12 Mar 2021

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A Samuel Barber Classic

Fishko Files from WNYC

Pieces of music, as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, can change in impact over time. On the 80th anniversary of a beloved violin concerto's premiere, Sara and guests consider the case of the American classical composer, Samuel Barber, in this episode of Fishko Files. Hilary Hahn's Barber & Meyer: Violin Concertos and Isaac Stern's Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14 are available on Amazon. Hilary Hahn's upcoming album Paris is set for release next Friday, March 5, and is available for pre-order.


26 Feb 2021

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Samuel Barber, am. Komponist (Todestag 23.01.1981)

WDR ZeitZeichen

Amerika - ein Land, das die klassische Musik erst im 20. Jahrhundert so richtig für sich entdeckte. Vor allem, weil junge, talentierte, experimentierfreudige Komponisten wie Charles Ives oder Samuel Barber die Bühne betraten. Barber hatte seine Laufbahn als Organist begonnen. Mit einigen gewonnenen Preisen im Gepäck reiste er nach Europa, um sich dort weiterzubilden. Autor: Christoph Vratz


22 Jan 2021

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Samuel Barber : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, par Dawn Upshaw

Disques de légende

durée : 00:17:21 - Disques de légende du jeudi 05 novembre 2020 - Grande mélodie avec orchestre de Samuel Barber sur un texte de l'écrivain américain Samuel Agee, "Knoxville : Summer of 1915" a été créée en 1948 par la soprano Eleanor Steber. Mais cette version chantée en 1989 par Dawn Upshaw est peut-être la plus réussie, à la fois enfantine et émouvante...


5 Nov 2020

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Voyages - Samuel Barber - 25/10/2020


Samuel  BARBER - Solitary Hotel, extrait de Despite and still . Sandrine Piau et Susan Manoff . Alpha 397.Serge  RACHMANINOV   - Les Préludes op 23 n°2 et 3. Nikolai Lugansky . HM 902239.Leonard  BERNSTEIN - Lucky to be me, extrait de On the town . Thomas Hampson, London Voices & London Symphony Orchestra sous la direction de Michael Tilson . DG 002894799 .Samuel  BARBER - Molto adagio, extrait du Quatuor à cordes. Quatuor Modigliani . Mirare 414.

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25 Oct 2020

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Samuel Barber: Adagio for strings

WDR 3 Meisterstücke

Barbers Adagio von 1938 hält bis heute den Weltrekord in der Disziplin "traurige Musik". Als Kinosoundtrack ist das Stück ebenso beliebt wie auf Beerdigungen. Der emotionalen Wirkung dieses kammermusikalischen Meisterwerks kann sich kaum jemand entziehen. (Autor: Dominik Mercks)


1 Oct 2020

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56. The best late Summer Music - by Samuel Barber


I love the final September burst of summer and this piece - Samuel Barber's  Summer Music - is the perfect accompaniment. Languid, hazy and slightly wistful. Music here on Youtube or Spotify. Listening time c16 mins (Intro podcast 4', music 12') Please comment on Facebook or at Cacophonyonline.com Rate, share and subscribe to the podcast Thanks for listening!


18 Sep 2020

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Episode 11 - Adagio For Strings by Samuel Barber

Song By Song Breakdown

Sorry for you non-classical folks out there but we are doing EVERY genre and it was time for a classical song. Today we break down a popular classical song that has graced us since it was published in 1936.


25 May 2020

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Ep. 105: Samuel Barber and Vanessa

Opera After Dark

In this episode, we talk all about the great American composer Samuel Barber and one of his greatest operatic works - that we think should be done more often - VANESSA!


2 Nov 2019