Samuel Barber : Media’s Dance of Vengeance [reblog]

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Από τους καλλιτέχνες που η φήμη τους είναι εγκλωβισμένη σε ένα και μοναδικό έργο, ο Αμερικανός Samuel Barber [1910-1981], ανήκει στο κλαμπ των γεννημένων Μάρτιο συνθετών. Πέρα από το “σουξέ” του, Adagio For Strings, o σημαντικός νεορομαντικός έχει γράψει ορχηστρική και χορωδιακή μουσική, έργα για πιάνο και μια όπερα [Vanessa]. Ακούμε το έξοχο Media’s Dance of Vengeance – έργο που προήλθε ως απόσταγμα από τη σουίτα μπαλέτου Media. Την Royal Scottish National Orchestra διευθύνει η Marin Alsop.

Among the artists whose reputation is trapped in one single work, the American born Samuel Barber [1910-1981], belongs to the March born composers’ club. Apart from his “hit” Adagio for Strings, the significant neo-romantic has written remarkable orchestral and choral music, works for piano and one opera [Vanessa]. We hear the exquisite Media’s Dance of Vengeance – a distillate from the ballet suite, Media. Marin Alsop conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.


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