Happy 100th, Samuel Barber!


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    West Chester native Samuel Barber, one of the best-known American composers of the 20th century, would have been 100 years old in March. The two-time Pulitzer winner and one of the first students at the Curtis Institute, Barber was a composer of orchestral, opera, choral and piano music – “Adagio for Strings” is one of his most recognizable compositions (think the score of Platoon). We celebrate his centennial celebration by listening back to Barber’s music and talking to Barber’s biographer, BARBARA HEYMAN and Curtis’ DAVID LUDWIG of the composition faculty and acting head of musical studies.

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