Samuel Barber (1910-1981)4/5

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Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
4/5. By the time Barber reached the age of 40, he was in constant demand, both as composer and conductor.
He was invited to London to record his cello concerto with the soloist Zara Nelsova. Donald Macleod introduces the final movement from that vintage recording, plus two commissions - one to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the League of Composers and the other a chamber piece for the principals of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Sonata for Piano, Op 26, in E flat m
John Browning (piano)
Concerto for cello and orchestra, Op 22
Zara Nelsova (cello)
New Symphony Strings
Samuel Barber (conductor)
Hermit songs for voice and piano, Op 29, No 8, The Monk and his Cat
Leontyne Price (soprano)
Samuel Barber (piano)
Summer Music for wind quintet
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Prayers of Kierkegaard for soprano, choir and orchestra, Op 30
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Andres Schenk (conductor).