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Barber at 100

03/09/10 3:00PM By Joe Goetz

Today is the 100th birthday of Samuel Barber, one of the United States' most celebrated composers in the 20th century.  We'll hear his famous String Quartet (with its central Adagio), his three Essays for Orchestra, and the suite from the ballet "Souvenirs," among other things, this afternoon. 

Playlist

3:02pm

Essay for Orchestra #1
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
CD/Album: Samuel Barber
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49463
 
 

3:12pm

3 Intermezzi (complete), Op. 117
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Soloists: Lilya Zilberstein, piano
CD/Album: Brahms: Paganini-Variationen - Intermezzi Op. 117
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 431123
 
 

3:29pm

Cello Concerto #3 in A, Wq 172/H439
Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Soloists: Anner Bylsma, cello
CD/Album: CPE Bach: Cello Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 90800
Note: (originally H437, Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings)
 
 

3:49pm

Agnus Dei ("Lamb of God")
Composer: Samuel Barber
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Soloists: Trinity College Choir, Cambridge
CD/Album: Barber's Adagio
Record co./Cat #: RCA 68758
Note: (Barber's choral arrangement of the Adagio from the String Quartet, Op. 11)
 
 

4:07pm

Essay for Orchestra #2
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
CD/Album: Samuel Barber
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49463
 
 

4:19pm

Presto
Composer: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Soloists: Lutz Kirchhof, lute
CD/Album: Lute Music for Witches and Alchemists
Record co./Cat #: Sony 60767
 
 

4:24pm

Symphony #1 in C, Op. 21
Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ensemble: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Conductor: David Zinman
CD/Album: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Arte Nova 63645
 
 

4:49pm

Prague Waltzes
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
CD/Album: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances-Czech Suite
Record co./Cat #: London 460293
 
 

5:07pm

Menuet pompeux
Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier
(orchestrated by Ravel)
Ensemble: Toulouse Capitol Orchestra
Conductor: Michel Plasson
CD/Album: Chabrier: Oeuvres pour Orchestre
Record co./Cat #: EMI 74336
 
 

5:14pm

Horn Concerto #3 in Eb, K 447
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
Soloists: Hermann Baumann, horn
CD/Album: Mozart - The 4 Horn Concertos
Record co./Cat #: Philips 412737
 
 

5:32pm

Nuvoletta
Composer: Samuel Barber
Soloists: Cheryl Studer, soprano ; John Browning, piano
CD/Album: Barber: The Songs
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 435867
 
 

5:38pm

Souvenirs
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yoel Levi
CD/Album: Barber: Concertos for Violin & Piano; Souvenirs
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80441
 
 

6:07pm

Essay for Orchestra #3
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
CD/Album: Samuel Barber
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49463
 
 

6:20pm

Symphony #3 in C, Op. 12, G 505
Composer: Luigi Boccherini
Ensemble: Cantilena
Conductor: Adrian Shepherd
CD/Album: Boccherini: Seven Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8414
 
 

6:39pm

Cello Sonata in c, Op. 6
Composer: Samuel Barber
Soloists: Michael Rudiakov, cello ; Shoshana Rudiakov, piano
CD/Album: Mendelssohn, Debussy, barber - Cello Sonatas
Record co./Cat #: Centaur 2044
 
 
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