Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century; music critic Donal Henahan stated, "Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim."
His Adagio for Strings (1936) has earned a permanent place in the concert repertory of orchestras. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music twice: for his opera Vanessa (1956–57) and for the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1962). Also widely performed is his Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (1947), a setting for soprano and orchestra of a prose text by James Agee. At the time of Barber's death, nearly all of his compositions had been recorded.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 9th, 1910 (West Chester), Died January 23rd, 1981 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1935
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, baritone vocal
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||CS-76237||12-in.||6/1/1933||Dover Beach||Rose Bampton||Contralto vocal solo, with string quartet||composer|
|Victor||CS-76238||12-in.||6/1/1933||Dover Beach||Rose Bampton||Contralto vocal solo, with string quartet||composer|
|Victor||LCS-76239||12-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||6/1/1933||Dover Beach||Rose Bampton||Contralto vocal solo, with string quartet||composer|
|Victor||CS-88967||12-in.||5/13/1935||Dover Beach||Samuel Barber ; Curtis String Quartet||Baritone vocal solo, with string quartet||vocalist, baritone vocal, composer|
|Victor||CS-88968||12-in.||5/13/1935||Dover beach||Samuel Barber ; Curtis String Quartet||Baritone vocal solo, with string quartet||vocalist, baritone vocal, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barber, Samuel," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103035.
Barber, Samuel. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103035.
"Barber, Samuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.
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