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Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber (1910-81)


Barber's style is one of the most immediately recognisable to come out of the United States in the Twentieth Century - less avant-garde than some of his contemporaries, though at times still quite modernist. He is best known for his orchestral works (particularly the concertos for the violin and the piano) and songs such as the cycle Hermit Songs – though his most famous work, the Adagio for Strings (also adapted by the composer as a setting of the Agnus Dei), is in fact an orchestration of the middle movement of his single String Quartet.


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