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Samuel Barber (sheet music in the #smlpdf)
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Barber – Adagio for Strings
Barber – Agnus Dei (full score)
Barber Violin Concerto (Violin and Piano sheet music)
Barber Violin Concerto (Violin part sheet music)
Barber, Samuel Cello Concerto (Cello Part)
Barber, Samuel Sonata For Piano, Op.26
Barber, Samuel – Sure On This Shining Night for Piano and SATB
Barber, Samuel – Adagio For Strings, Op 11
Barber, Samuel – Four Songs – Nocturne
Barber, Samuel – Four Songs – A Nun takes the Veil
Barber, Samuel – Four Songs The Secrets of the Old
Barber, Samuel Nocturne Op33
Barber, Samuel Op 26 Piano Sonata
Barber, Samuel Summer Music
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Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings (1936) (starts 0:39) Iceland Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, conductor From a concert in Harpa Concert Hall, 12th May 2016. Stúdíó Sýrland,
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(West Chester, 1910 – New York, 1981) American Composer. At the age of eleven showed precocious musical talent to the writing of the operetta The Rose Tree . His uncles, the singer Louise Homer and the composer Sidney Homer, encouraged him to devote himself to music in depth. Between 1924 and 1932 he studied at the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, with Isabelle Vengerova (piano), Emilio de Gogorza (singing) and Rosario Scalero (composition). In this center, he was professor of orchestration between 1938 and 1942. In 1928, he struck up a friendship with Gian Carlo Menotti , who would influence later in his career in composition.
Samuel Barber spent a few years in Europe, and it was in the old continent, where it made contact with the music of the post-romantic. He expanded his studies in singing and conducting in Vienna with John Braun and, from the decade of the 30s, he began to sing as a baritone professional. During his short career as a singer was recording his own songs, and Dover Beach , based on texts of Matthew Arnold, for which she received warm praise.
In 1928, he was awarded his first award as a composer: the prize Bear for his Sonata for Violin . Three years later, Samuel Barber, he returned to win the above prize with his overture The School for Scandal . In 1934, he was awarded the Prix de Rome, which made it possible to spend two years in the Italian capital. There he wrote his Symphony in One Movement , premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 1937.
In 1938, Arturo Toscanini conducted in New York, his first Essay for orchestra (1937) and his Adagio for string (extract from the string Quartet op.11, 1936), performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the NBC. In full world war, he acquired along with Menotti’s home field “Capricorn”, which was soon to become a meeting place for intellectuals and artists. In this period he composed his Second Symphony – a custom of the army of the American air-, as well as his Cello Concerto and the song orchestral Knoxville: Summer of 1915.
In 1946, nothing more to end the Second World War , Samuel Barber wrote the ballet Medea commissioned by the dancer and choreographer Martha Graham . Also received a commission to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the American League of Composers that materialized in his Piano Sonata (1949), first performed by Vladimir Horowitz . He ventured into the field of opera with Vanessa , which premiered in 1958 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and winner of a Pulitzer Prize.
Four years later, his Piano Concerto won him his second Pulitzer. In 1966, he was commissioned Anthony and Cleopatra, an opera on the stormy love affair of mark Antony and queen Cleopatra that he faithfully followed the text of the tragedy of the same name by Shakespeare ; it was premiered during the opening of the new Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center.
From that moment, Barber suffered a crisis depressant that sapped his creativity and that led him to concentrate on the vocal music of small-format, although in this period managed to write a cantata entitled The Lovers and part of a concerto for oboe before his death in 1981. In 1976, he was awarded the medal of gold of music in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, as recognition of his fruitful career.
Samuel Barber was a composer interested in bringing art music, to stripe’s wider population. Unlike his contemporaries, he was not overly worried by the musical techniques of the avant-garde. Their language is expressive and lyrical, and it is based on the tonal system of the late NINETEENTH century, though it incorporated some elements like the colors and tonal ambiguity from the 1940s. Nor paid special attention to elements of the culture of American music such as folk or jazz, as employed by other American composers from the likes of Aaron Copland and Marc Blitzstein. Only in some of his works, such as Hiking or Knoxville: Summer of 1915, we find rhythms popular American as the blues.
The production of Samuel Barber covers almost all genres, although his interest in the human voice led him to write numerous vocal works based on texts by writers such as Joyce , James Stephens, Emily Dickinson or Rilke . His song cycle Despite and Still op. 41 is dedicated to the soprano Leontyne Price and is characterized by its frequent allusions to the loneliness and longing of lost love through harmonies are rich in chromatic and dissonances.
One of the main features of the music of Barber is their use of long melodic lines, which is noticed to perfection in his famous Adagio for strings , a page is composed in 1936. In his orchestral works is more likely to give the solos to the instruments of wood-wind, in addition to often use a contrapuntal language of great fluidity and an orchestration of color.