Happy Birthday, Sam

By Albert Imperato, Gramophone

Tuesday is the centenary of the birth of the great American composer Samuel Barber (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981). I have heard a few music industry friends wondering aloud if enough attention has been paid to Barber this season, and my gut feeling is that it hasn’t. Though I’ve seen a few high-profile feature stories about Barber (such as Johanna Keller’s tracing of the fame of the composer’s mega-hit “Adagio” in the New York Times), I can’t say that there’s been anything approaching a real buzz in terms of overall visibility.

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