Samuel Barber [1910-1981]: Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, op. 29a [reblog]

from Oannes blog

on March 9, 1910…

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Άλλος ένας συνθέτης που η φήμη του είναι εγκλωβισμένη σε ένα και μοναδικό έργο, ο Samuel Barber γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα, στις 9 Μαρτίου 1910 στο West Chester της Πενσιλβάνια. Πέρα από το Adagio for Strings, o νεορομαντικός συνθέτης έχει γράψει αξιόλογη ορχηστρική και χορωδιακή μουσική, έργα για πιάνο και μια όπερα [Vanessa]. Ακούμε το έξοχο Media’s Dance of Vengeance – έργο που έχει προέλθει σαν απόσταγμα από το μπαλέτο-σουίτα του Barber, Media. Την Royal Scottish National Orchestra διευθύνει η Marin Alsop.

Another composer whose reputation is trapped in just one work. Samuel Barber was born on this date, March 9, 1910, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Apart from his famous Adagio for Strings, the neo-romantic composer has written remarkable orchestral and choral music, works for piano and an opera [Vanessa]. We hear the exquisite Media’s Dance of Vengeance – the essence of SB’s ballet suite, Media. Marin Alsop conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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