Samuel Barber
Date of Birth
Mar 09, 1910
Birth Place:
West Chester, PA


Barber is often called a neo-Romantic American composer, but he created a distinctive style noted for its rich melodiousness, new approach to tonal harmony, and colorful timbres. Without doubt, his most famous work is the Adagio for Strings (1936) from his String Quartet, Op. 11. This piece has a slowly unfolding melody that is simultaneously sad, comforting, compassionate, and noble. It was...