Samuel Barber

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Born: 1910-1981
Nationality: American
Education/Training:
early piano lessons with William Hathon Green; entered newly founded Curtis Institute of Music at 14 where he studied piano, singing and composition; studied conducting and singing in Vienna with John Braun
Best Known For:
his vocally inspired lyricism, encompassing both chromaticism and American simplicity
Notable Compositions:
Adagio for Strings, Violin Concerto, Prayers of Kierkegaard, Vanessa; large output of art songs such as Sure on this Shining Night, Hermit Songs
Assignments:
3 works for the opening of Lincoln Center; Antony and Cleopatra for the new Metropolitan Opera House in 1966
REPERTOIRE : Adagio for Strings
CONCERTDATES
Americana! 10/28/1989
Soviet Union Tour: Minsk 05/14/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Kiev 05/19/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Riga, Latvia 05/23/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Moscow 06/01/1974
REPERTOIRE : Heaven-Haven
CONCERTDATES
Americana! 10/28/1989
REPERTOIRE : She Looks Like Sleeps
CONCERTDATES
Great Opera Choruses 04/26/1981
REPERTOIRE : Sure on This Shining Night
CONCERTDATES
13th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/12/2002
22nd Annual High School Choir Festival 04/15/2011
American Songs & Spirituals 06/02/2013
REPERTOIRE : Agnus Dei
CONCERTDATES
Madrigal Magic 03/11/2000
American Songs & Spirituals 06/02/2013
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