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Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings Set to Point in “Prayer”

Point Shoes.
Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" has been set to point many times; "Prayer" is the latest adaptation.
7:00AM
February
8, 2011

The latest incarnation of Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’ is a ballet titled, Prayer, premiered by Ballet North. The details of that production and past ballet adaptations of the work.

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the New Century Chamber Orchestra

New Century Chamber Orchestra
Italian violinist and music director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the New Century Chamber Orchestra.
5:16PM
January
24, 2011

Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg directs and performs with the San Francisco based, conductor-less New Century Chamber Orchestra on their first album, “Together.”

Thomas Larson’s ‘Story of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings’

Book cover
In his book, "The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'," Thomas Larson explores what it is about Barber's work that has rooted it in the America psyche.
4:32PM
October 22, 2010

A review of Thomas Larson’s book, ‘The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings,’ and recollections of our interview with him about Barber’s haunting ‘Adagio for Strings.’