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
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|
New York Philharmonic
Release Date: July 27, 2004