Please note: On Mp3 format an unavoidable click may be heard on segue track breaks, to avoid this issue please select lossless. The account of the complete Second Symphony will surely confirm the reputation of the war-time work which the composer partly withdrew in despondency after its neglect. The First Essay for Orchestra also generates a powerful atmosphere when played with such depth of feeling. With spectacular recording, this exciting collection is very strongly recommended. Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems.
Night Flight, for orchestra, Op. 19a (revision of 2nd mvt. of Symphony No.2)
Samuel Barber. Composed: Length: c. A downside to the perennial popularity of the Adagio for Strings is that it tends to eclipse everything else Samuel Barber composed. But he was far more than a one-hit wonder.
Samuel Barber - Knoxville: Summer of Barber won the Pulitzer Prize twice: in for his first opera Vanessa , and in for his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Knoxville: Summer of , Op. This music is based on text from a short prose piece by James Agee that later became a preamble to his posthumously published, Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Death in the Family.