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Performer Collaborations

Few composers commanded as much respect and affection amongst the great perfomers of his age as Samuel Barber. Today, the musical results of their collaborations as Donald Macleod takes us from an intimidating encounter with Francis Poulenc to the mountain retreat of Arturo Toscanini.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Samuel Barber

    Mélodies Passagères Op.27: Puisque tout passé

    Performers: Pierre Bernac (baritone), Francis Poulenc (piano)

    • NEW WORLD NW229 S1 B2.
    • 1.
  • Samuel Barber

    Excersions Op.20 – 4th movement

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

    • RCA 09026-62644-2.
    • 22.
  • Samuel Barber

    Essay no.1 for orchestra (world première performance)

    Performers: NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini (conductor)

    • PRISTINE CLASSICAL PASC080.
  • Samuel Barber

    Nuvoletta Op.25

    Performers: Leontyne Price (soprano), Samuel Barber (piano)

    • BRIDGE 9156.
    • 8.
  • Samuel Barber

    Piano concerto Op.38

    Performers: John Browning (piano), SWaint Lousi Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

    • RCA RD60732.
    • 5 to 7.

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