Samuel Barber

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Samuel Barber was an open-hearted yet tough romantic and one of the most popular American composers of the mid-20th century.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Adagio for strings (or string quartet; arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 1936 Orchestral
Agnus Dei, for chorus (arr. from 2nd mvt. of String Quartet), Op. 11 1967 Choral
Violin Concerto, Op. 14 1939 Concerto
Hermit Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 29 1952 Vocal Music
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, for high voice & orchestra (rev. for voice & chamber orchestra), Op. 24 1947 Vocal Music
The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5 1931 Orchestral
Vanessa, opera, Op. 32 1956 Opera
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 22 1945 Concerto
Essay for orchestra, Op. 12 1937 Orchestral
Piano Concerto, Op. 38 1962 Concerto
Sonata for piano, Op. 26 1949 Keyboard
Capricorn Concerto, for flute, oboe, trumpet & strings, Op. 21 1944 Concerto
Excursions (4), for piano, Op. 20 1942 Keyboard
String Quartet in B major, Op. 11 1936 Chamber Music
Summer Music, for wind quintet, Op. 31 1955 Chamber Music
Cello Sonata, for cello & piano, Op. 6 1932 Chamber Music
Nocturne "Hommage to John Field", for piano, Op. 33 1959 Keyboard
Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 1935 Symphony
Canzone (Elegy), for flute & piano (arr. from 2nd mvt. of the Piano Concerto), Op. 38a 1961 Chamber Music
Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance (from "Medea"), Op. 23a 1953 Orchestral
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