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Samuel Barber remembered : a centenary tribute

Author: Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2010.
Series: Eastman studies in music.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Samuel Barber is one of America's most popular classical composers. His widely beloved works include Adagio for strings and Knoxville : summer of 1915. The main source for Samuel Barber remembered : a centenary tribute is a panoply of vivid and eminently readable interviews by Peter Dickinson for a BBC Radio 3 documentary in 1981. The interviewees include Barber's friends, fellow composers, and performers, notably  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Samuel Barber; Samuel Barber; Samuel Barber
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 9781580463508 1580463509
OCLC Number: 436029368
Description: xv, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by John Corigliano --
About the 1981 BBC interviews by Arthur Johnson --
Part 1: Peter Dickinson on Samuel Barber. The formative years ; Reception in England --
Part 2: Samuel Barber. Samuel Barber interviewed by James Fassett (1949) ; Samuel Barber interviewed by Robert Sherman (1978) ; Samuel Barber interviewed by Allan Kozinn (1979) --
Part 3: Friends. Gian Carlo Menotti : Interview with Peter Dickinson, Yester House, Gifford, Scotland, April 6, 1981 ; Charles Turner : Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 13, 1981 --
Part 4: Composers. Aaron Copland : Interview with Peter Dickinson, Rock Hill, Peekskill, NY May 11, 1981 ; William Schuman : Interview with Peter Dickinson, 888 Park Avenue, New York City, May 14, 1981 ; Virgil Thomson : Interview with Peter Dickinson, Chelsea Hotel, New York City, May 12, 1981 --
Part 5: Performers. Leontyne Price : Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 14, 1981 ; John Browning : Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 13, 1981 ; Robert White : Interview with Arthur Johnson, London, February 1981 --
Part 6: Publishers and critics. H. Wiley Hitchcock : Interview with Peter Dickinson, 1192 Park Avenue, New York City, May 10, 1981 ; Hans W. Heinsheimer : Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 13, 1981 ; Edward P. Murphy : Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 12, 1981 --
Postscript 2005: Orlando Cole : Interview with Peter Dickinson, Philadelphia, October 13, 2005.
Series Title: Eastman studies in music.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Dickinson.

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Compulsively readable interviews with the great American composer and his friends and colleagues, including Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Leontyne Price.  Read more...

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As a biographer, I find Peter Dickinson's beautifully annotated book of interviews an indispensable resource. Dickinson, a composer himself, brings a unique perspective to the interviews: his Read more...

 
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