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  1. When Barber first created this music as the adagio movement to a string quartet, it took the classical world by storm, and he later created a full orchestral version and a choral version. Setting the choral version to the words of the Agnus Dei: "Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us" was an inspired choice/5(61).
  2. Feb 16,  · Check out Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 - René Gerber: The Old Farmer's Almanac for Orchestra by Various artists on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on
  3. Description by Roy Brewer The Adagio, now almost invariably played in its orchestral version, comes from the slow movement of Barber 's String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 (), and must be counted among the most familiar pieces of American concert music; it .
  4. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Great Orchestral Melodies - on AllMusic - Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Great Orchestral Melodies - on AllMusic - Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. Samuel Barber.
  5. Buy CDs,DVDs online at The Best of Barber - Adagio for Strings, Agnus Dei, etc Composers: Samuel Barber ( - ) Performers: Sylvia McNair Robert McDuffie Jon Parker Arietha Lockhart Label: Telarc Conductors: Yoel Levi Robert Shaw Leonard Slatkin Ensembles: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra St. Louis Symphony Orchestra - TLC
  6. Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings is arguably one of the most beloved works in contemporary art music. There are many recordings of interpretations that are indeed spectacular but none will capture the emotional rawness that Bernstein so painfully accomplishes/5(8).
  7. Adagio for Strings is a work by Samuel Barber, arguably his best known, arranged for string orchestra from the second movement of his String Quartet, Op. Barber finished the arrangement in , the same year that he wrote the quartet. It was performed for the first time on November 5, , by Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in a radio broadcast from NBC Studio 8H.
  8. This excellently selected cd gives a comprehensive idea about what Barber's music is all about: perfectly crafted, utterly refined music, imbued with a sort of dignified melancholy that never (if correctly performed) falls into self-indulgence/5(9).

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