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Samuel Barber

The Composer and His Music

  • Author: Heyman, Barbara B.
Heyman's meticulous accounting of that sad chapter will likely spur a new wave of scholarship on a composer with whom she has spent so many rewarding decades

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Contents

  • INTRODUCTION,
  • 1. BEGINNINGS,
  • 2. A SERIOUS STUDENT,
  • The Curtis Institute of Music, Scalero, Menotti, First publications, Three Songs
  • 3. DISCOVERIES,
  • Summers in Europe, the Menotti family, Serenade for String Quartet, Violin Sonata, Piano Concerto, Organ Prelude and Fugue, Interludes for Piano, Carillon pieces
  • 4. UNCERTAINTIES,
  • Overture to The School for Scandal, Dover Beach, Composer as singer
  • 5. INDEPENDENCE,
  • Cello Sonata, Music for a Scene from Shelley, Incidental Music for One Day of Spring
  • 6. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY,
  • Symphony in One Movement, Chamber Music, String Quartet
  • 7. RECOGNITION,
  • The Toscanini premieres: Essay for Orchestra, and the Adagio for Strings, Choral works
  • 8. PRELUDE TO WAR,
  • Violin Concerto, Four Songs, Second Essay
  • 9. WORLD CATACLYSM,
  • Commando March, Funeral March, Second Symphony, Night Flight, Four Excursions, Capricorn Concerto
  • 10. MIDDLE YEARS,
  • Cello Concerto, Medea, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Piano Sonata
  • 11. COMPOSER AS CONDUCTOR,
  • 12. SONG CYCLES,
  • Melodies passageres, Souvenirs, Hermit Songs, Adventure
  • 13. SEARCHES,
  • Prayers of Kierkegaard, Summer Music, Horizon
  • 14. VANESSA,
  • 15. INTERLUDE,
  • Wondrous Love, Nocturne, A Hand of Bridge, Toccata Festiva, Die Natali
  • 16. LINCOLN CENTER COMMISSIONS,
  • Piano Concerto, Andromache's Farewell
  • 17. A NEW OPERA HOUSE,
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • 18. THE LAST YEARS,
  • Despite and Still, Choral works, Mutations from Bach, The Lovers, Fadograph of a Yestern Scene, Three Songs, Ballade, Third Essay, Canzonetta for Oboe and String Orchestra
  • POSTLUDE,
  • Works List,
  • Bibliography,
  • Notes,
  • Index,