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December 2, 2018

Freya Parr Five essential works by Samuel Barber

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Adagio

This is Barber’s single most popular work – originally a movement from his String Quartet, which the conductor Toscanini with remarkable perception suggested should be rescored for full strings.

Recommended recording:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chandos CHAN 9169

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/63FEoaSopBTcv3Nf1xGkfS

 

 

Dover Beach

Barber’s genius for setting words to music showed itself early with this setting of Matthew Arnold’s melancholy poem.

Recommended recording:
Gerald Finley (baritone); Aronowitz Ensemble
Hyperion CDA 67528

 

 

Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Though essentially a setting of a prose passage, Barber captures both its musicality and its idyll of a summer’s afternoon spent on a porch in Tennessee.

Recommended recording:
Dawn Upshaw (soprano); St Luke’s Orchestra/David Zinman
Nonesuch 7559 79187 2

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/0yLJZjrxQepE1PCkhlW3uI

 

 

Violin Concerto

Sharing something of the spirit of Knoxville, Barber’s Violin Concerto starts with two dreamily lyrical movements, then finishes with a hurtling finale.

Recommended recording:
Isaac Stern; New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
Sony SMK 89751

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/5RmUAVbA4nqozLPw4yvgy5

 

 

Vanessa

Barber’s first opera is lusciously Romantic in style and enjoyed a first-rate cast at its premiere including Eleanor Steber and Nicolai Gedda, who went on to make a studio recording.

Recommended recording:
Eleanor Steber, Nicolai Gedda; Metropolitan Opera/Dimitri Mitropoulos
RCA 88697446172

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/73bbhZZ6fqizfSlwWLbSjr

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On this Day December 02, 2012

Led Zeppelin received a prestigious award from Barack Obama for their significant contribution to American culture and the arts. Dressed in black suits and bow ties, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were among a group of artists who received Kennedy Centre Honours at a dinner event at the White House. In his tribute to the band, Mr Obama said: “When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960s, the world never saw it coming.” The president thanked the former band members for behaving themselves at the White House given their history of “hotel rooms being trashed and mayhem all around”.

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Led Zeppelin received a prestigious award from Barack Obama for their significant contribution to American culture and the arts. Dressed in black suits and bow ties, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were among a group of artists who received Kennedy Centre Honours at a dinner event at the White House. In his tribute to the band, Mr Obama said: “When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960s, the world never saw it coming.” The president thanked the former band members for behaving themselves at the White House given their history of “hotel rooms being trashed and mayhem all around”.

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