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"Adagio," Revisited

A few years ago I wrestled with composing a solo piece about grief set to Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.”

At nearly 8 minutes, it’s quite long for a solo, and I don’t think I had the choreographic wherewithal to make it work back then. 841 more words


The Pieta of Music

Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings has been called by one author the “Pieta of Music.” It is music which has become our national anthem for mourning, music that expresses collective grief.  495 more words

Sonya Sutton

Sonic Gems - Samuel Barber - Adagio For Strings

Born on March 9, 1910, American composer Samuel Osborne Barber II became one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century before his death on January 23, 1981.  93 more words

Thought For The Day

Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara, ca. 1580-1585
Attributed to Germain Pilon
French, 1537-1590
White marble

“Saint Barbara was a virgin martyr whose father sequestered her in a tower to discourage suitors.  102 more words


For those who want to celebrate perhaps the finest of American Classical Music, Samuel Barber’s – Adagio for Strings.

For those who want to look up to the heavens, enjoy what you are about to hear. 13 more words


Ninagawa's Macbeth Review - 14th October 2017, The Lyric @ Theatre Royal Plymouth

Revived 30 years after its original creation, this stunning production of Shakespeare’s Scottish Play feels like a series of intricate paintings come to life. 

★★★★☆ 684 more words

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