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The Strange Genius of the Adagio for Strings

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings didn’t start out the way we know it now. In this feature for WRTI, I look at the inescapable strangeness of this work that is now one of the most heard and most moving pieces in the repertoire. 240 more words

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Behold mee then, mee for him, life for life

One of the most moving art exhibits I’ve ever encountered was the Life of Christ exhibit of James Tissot’s exquisitely detailed paintings.  It came to our local museum during Lent the first year we were homeschooling.   581 more words

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Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber

If you have never heard this piece of glorious music, I am deeply sorry for your loss, but never fear! 39 more words