American Composer Samuel Barber Died On This Day in 1981, 36 Years Ago – Aged 70 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, 36 years ago – aged 70

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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 

 

 

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