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Barber and Menotti

Donald Macleod charts Barber's relationship with the composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti, including Menotti's own recorded thoughts on his first impressions of the American composer when they met at music college.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Samuel Barber

    Vanessa Op.32 – 'Do not utter a word'

    Performers: Christine Brewer (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHSA5032.
    • 6.
  • Samuel Barber

    Cello Sonata Op.6

    Performers: Alan Stepansky (cello), Israela Margalit (piano)

    • EMI CDC5554002.
    • 1 to 3.
  • Samuel Barber

    A Hand of Bridge

    Performers: Lesley Craigie (soprano), Roderick Williams (bass), Louise Winter (mezzo-soprano), Simon Wall (tenor), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.559135.
    • 4.
  • Samuel Barber

    Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Op.23a

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9908.
    • 7.

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