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Title: Antony and Cleopatra
Otros títulos: Samuel Barber : Antony and Cleopatra
Marco Antonio y Cleopatra
Samuel Barber : Marco Antonio y Cleopatra
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Samuel Barber; Spoleto Festival Orchestra; Christian Badea; Esther Hinds; Robert Grayson; Eric Halfvarson; Jeffrey Wells; Jane Bunnell; Gian Carlo Menotti; Westminster Choir; Joseph Flummerfelt
Código CDU: Barb.02
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: An open-hearted yet tough romantic, Samuel Barber was one of the few twentieth century American composers to fight for the primacy of lyricism. In his last decades he seemed to be losing the battle, but by the end of the century Barber had posthumously become one of America's most widely performed and recorded composers. In particular, his emotive Violin Concerto and Adagio for Strings have gained a popularity exceeded only by certain works of Aaron Copland. Barber entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 1924, where he met future opera composer Gian Carlo Menotti; the two would become lifelong lovers. Barber was an able pianist and a baritone of some talent, but he was an even more precocious composer. His 1933 Curtis graduation piece, the spirited School for Scandal Overture, has become a beloved concert opener. Barber developed into America's most enduring composer of art songs; most popular is his tender setting for soprano and chamber orchestra of James Agee's ...


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