ON THIS DAY | Barber's 'Adagio For Strings' Premiered On This Day in 1938

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

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Samuel Barber Adagio

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

 

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

Leonard Bernstein

New York Philharmonic

Release Date: July 27, 2004

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