American composer Samuel Barber was born on this day in 1910 – 107 years ago.
Dying in 1981, aged 70, Barber is remembered as one of the great American composers of the 20th Century.
His signature works include ‘Adagio for Strings’, a Cello Sonata and Concerto and his Violin Concerto Op. 14 – a much-loved standard in today’s concert and competition repertoire.
ANNE AKIKO MEYERS | BARBER | VIOLIN CONCERTO | SLOVANIAN PHILHARMONIC & GEORGE PEHLIVANIAN
RACHEL BARTON PINE | BARBER | VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | ROBERTO MINCZUK & ORQUESTRA SINFONICA BRASILEIRA