Samuel Barber’s first major commission was an absolute success, but the journey to that success was more than rocky… it was a fiasco!
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Music for this episode:
String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41: Adagio, Part 3 by Robert Schumann
String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B 179 (“American”), IV: Vivace Ma Non Troppo by Antonín Dvořák
Soft Discoveries by Gabriel Lewis
Last Point of Safe Return by Fabien Tell
Sources for this episode:
Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music by Barbara B. Heyman