Samuel Barber was born today, March 9, in 1910. I've created a short 3-minute video that offers comments about his music by William Schuman, Thomas Hampson, biographer Barbara Heyman, Leonard Slatkin and Leonard Bernstein (in that order).
Thought you'd perhaps enjoying having a look. I'd...
As we know, Horowitz admitted regularly that he always made a mistake playing the Fugue, the 4th Movement in Samuel Barber's Sonata For Solo Piano, Op. 26.
What recordings of the Barber Sonata do you like? I have Horowitz's early 40s recording, and I want to branch out.
I just wanted to share this new stringy composition with those who are or are not already familiar with my music. I think that perhaps it sounds a little like a mixture between Samuel Barber's Adagio and Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians.
It has been a while since I have visited...