American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, 36 years ago – aged 70.
His signature works include 'Adagio for Strings' and his Violin Concerto Op. 14 - a much-loved standard in today's concert and competition repertoire.
ANNE AKIKO MEYERS | BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO | GEORGE PEHLIVANIAN & SLOVENIAN PHILHARMONIC
RACHEL BARTON PINE | BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | ROBERTO MINCZUK & ORQUESTRA SINFONICA BRASILEIRA
KELLY HALL-THOMKINS | BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO | 3RD MVT | KEITH LOCKHART & BREVARD CONCERT ORCHESTRA