Samuel Barber

1910 - 1981

Samuel Barber composed for a wide range of forces, but he is his most Romantic and passionate self in his song-writing. Barber set dozens of poems for voice and piano, plus two cycles for voice and instruments: Knoxville, Summer of 1915, to texts by James Agee, and Dover Beach, a setting of the Matthew Arnold poem.

Photo: Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Digital ID: van 5a51697

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