TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Samuel Barber : Souvenirs Op.28 – 1 Waltz

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Samuel Barber : Souvenirs Op.28 – 1 Waltz:
Duo Frösche
Primo : Mika Nishizawa
Secondo : Kenichi Nishizawa
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http://www.kenichinishizawa.net/

バーバー「スーヴェニール」I : ワルツ
デュオ・フレッシェ(西澤健一&美歌)


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Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestraloperachoral, andpiano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century: music critic Donal Henahan stated that “Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim.”[1] His Adagio for Strings (1936) has earned a permanent place in the concert repertory of orchestras. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music twice: for his opera Vanessa (1956–57) and for the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1962). Also widely performed is hisKnoxville: Summer of 1915 (1947), a setting for soprano and orchestra of a prose text by James Agee. At the time of his death, nearly all of his compositions had been recorded.[1]

Samuel Barber, photographed by 
Carl Van Vechten, 1944

 

 

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2 responses to “TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Samuel Barber : Souvenirs Op.28 – 1 Waltz

  1. Brilliant composer! His Adagio for Strings/Agnus Dei is a masterpiece.

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    • Indeed, and as confirmation the compositions is played by the most reputable companies, held in high regard and having been arranged for choir, which is a wonderful accomplishment in itself, to continue the tradition of the liturgical music!

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