Samuel Barber http://wrti.org en 60th Anniversary Classical CD Highlight: Barber, Adagio for Strings http://wrti.org/post/60th-anniversary-classical-cd-highlight-barber-adagio-strings <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Samuel Barber's </span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Adagio for Strings</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">, performed by </span>Capella<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; "> </span>Istropolitana<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">, is featured on CD 3 in the </span>WRTI<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; "> </span>60th<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; "> Anniversary Classical 3-CD set.</span></p><div>This iconic masterpiece by West Chester, Pa. native Samuel Barber began its existence in 1936 as the slow movement of his only <em>String Quartet</em>. Barber immediately recognized the expressive possibilities of his music and rearranged the movement for string orchestra later that same year. A continuous ebb and flow of sustained-note cadences that only gradually resolve produces an effect of a great heaving or sighing.<br><br>The deep sadness the music evokes has led to the work’s performance as an anthem of mourning for heads of state and during national tragedies. It has also been used to great effect in many film soundtracks.</div><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; "> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:29:02 +0000 Mark Pinto 6441 at http://wrti.org 60th Anniversary Classical CD Highlight: Barber, Adagio for Strings Chopin and Ballet--Curtis Opera Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra--Philadelphia on Stone http://wrti.org/post/chopin-and-ballet-curtis-opera-theatres-antony-and-cleopatra-philadelphia-stone <p>Susan Lewis considers why Chopin's music appeals to ballet choreographers, as Pennsylvania Ballet stages a trio of works on March 13 and 14, 2010 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 19th-century composer's birth.</p> <p>As part of celebrations of Samuel Barber's centenary, David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to performances of <i>Antony and Cleopatra</i> by the Curtis Opera Theatre.</p> <p>Tom Keels previews <i>Philadelphia on Stone</i>, a new exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia exploring how local lithographers have depicted their city from the 1800 to the present day.</p> Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:52:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Tom Keels 2314 at http://wrti.org Chopin and Ballet--Curtis Opera Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra--Philadelphia on Stone Samuel Barber Tribute Part 2 http://wrti.org/post/samuel-barber-tribute-part-2 <p>Join Jill Pasternak and special guests for a centennial tribute to West Chester, Pennsylvania native Samuel Barber. In Part 2 of a series, this week's program features faculty artists from West Chester University's College of Visual &amp; Performing Arts. Guests include Randall Scarlatta, baritone, Carl Cranmer, pianist, and Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist and conductor.</p> Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:44:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2317 at http://wrti.org Samuel Barber Tribute Part 2