SAMUEL BARBER [1910-1981]: MEDIA’S DANCE OF VENGEANCE, op. 29a

Άλλος ένας συνθέτης που η φήμη του είναι εγκλωβισμένη σε ένα και μοναδικό έργο, ο Samuel Barber γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα, στις 9 Μαρτίου 1910 στο West Chester της Πενσιλβάνια. Πέρα από το Adagio for Strings, o νεορομαντικός συνθέτης έχει γράψει αξιόλογη ορχηστρική και χορωδιακή μουσική, έργα για πιάνο και μια όπερα [Vanessa]. Ακούμε το έξοχο Media’s Dance of Vengeance – έργο που έχει προέλθει σαν απόσταγμα από το μπαλέτο-σουίτα του Barber, Media. Την Royal Scottish National Orchestra διευθύνει η Marin Alsop.

Another composer whose reputation is trapped in just one work. Samuel Barber was born on this date, March 9, 1910, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Apart from his famous Adagio for Strings, the neo-romantic composer  has written remarkable orchestral and choral music, works for piano and an opera [Vanessa]. We hear the exquisite Media’s Dance of Vengeance – a distillate from SB’s ballet suite, Media. Marin Alsop conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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  1. Resa March 15, 2020 at 12:04 am

    That was amazing! Never heard of him, but that was amazing!

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    1. Oannes March 15, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Thank you Resa. He is a “one-hit wonder” composer, known only by his “adagio for strings” which I’m sure you’ve heard even if not connecting it with his name!

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