Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio For Strings’ Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber’s 'Adagio for Strings' premiered on this day in 1938

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Samuel Barber Adagio

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings premiered on this day in 1938.

The first performance was conducted by Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra.

The highly-emotive masterwork has been used in many TV shows and movies – including Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning film Platoon – and was played at the announcement of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death and the funerals of Albert Einstein and Princess Grace of Monaco.

 

VC ARTISTS DOVER QUARTET | BARBER | ADAGIO FOR STRINGS

 

Barber's Adagio and other Romantic Favorites for Strings |CD|

Leonard Bernstein

New York Philharmonic

Release Date: July 27, 2004

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