Samuel Barber - Adagio for strings No. 11

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Samuel Osborne Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. His Adagio for Strings became his most famous composition and is widely considered a masterwork of modern classical music.



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"Adagio for Strings" is a work for string orchestra, arranged by the American composer Samuel Barber from his first string quartet. It is Barber's most popular piece.

Barber's "Adagio for Strings" originated as the second movement in his String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11, composed in 1936. In the original it follows a violently contrasting first movement, and is succeeded by a brief reprise of this music.

In January of 1938 Barber sent the piece to Arturo Toscanini. The conductor returned the score without comment, and Barber was annoyed and avoided the conductor. Subsequently Toscanini sent word through a friend that he was planning to perform the piece and had returned it simply because he had already memorized it. It was reported that Toscanini did not look at the music again until the day before the premiere. The work was given its first performance in a radio broadcast by Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra on November 5, 1938 in New York.

The composer also transliterated the piece in 1967 for eight-part choir, as a setting of the Agnus Dei ("Lamb of God"). It has since become renowned as a masterwork of the modern choral repertory.

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Παρόλο που δεν ακούω κλασσική μουσική, αυτό το κομμάτι δεν αφήνει κανέναν αδιάφορο.
Θυμήθηκα πως το είχα ξανακούσει και όντως ήταν η κύρια μουσική επένδυση στην ταινία
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Ακόμα και ο Tiesto το έχει χρησιμοποιήσει. Μάλιστα ήταν ένα από τα κομμάτια που έπαιξε στην παρέλαση των αθλητών στην τελετή έναρξης των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων του 2004

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O άθλιος, με καθήλωσε 8 λεπτά για να τον απολαύσω! Τελικά η μουσική δεν έχει όρια, είτε είναι κλασσική, είτε ελεκτρόνικ ντανς.
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Έτσι είναι, όπως τα λες.
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