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The saddest music ever written : the story of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings"

Author: Thomas Larson; Samuel Barber
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Pegasus Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Pegasus Books cloth edView all editions and formats
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When Barber was 28, his Adagio for Strings was performed by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini in 1938.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Samuel Barber; Samuel Barber; Samuel Barber
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Larson; Samuel Barber
ISBN: 9781605981154 160598115X 9781605982861 1605982865
OCLC Number: 656846602
Description: x, 262 pages : 1 portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude --
The pietà of music --
The adagio's emotional history --
A great future behind him --
One Austrian summer, 1936 --
The Toscanini premiere --
My father's fate --
How to describe the adagio --
The composition of sorrow --
A gay collaboration --
Barber's symphonic dilemma --
My father's war --
That melancholic strain --
My grandmother's safety --
From Knoxville to Kierkegaard --
How to play the adagio --
The expression of sorrow --
A pair of operas --
Barber's last years --
My mother's grace --
The adagio as sound image --
The musical legacy --
The mystery of the icon --
At the grave --
Works consulted, works quoted --
Thanks --
Notes.
Other Titles: Story of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings"
Adagio for strings
Responsibility: Thomas Larson.
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When Barber was 28, his Adagio for Strings was performed by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini in 1938.

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