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Samuel Barber (I) (1910–1981)

Composer ("Adagio for Strings", "Overture to 'The School for Scandal'"). He was educated at the Curtis Institute, and studied with Isabelle Vengerova, Emilio de Gogorza, Fritz Reiner, and Rosario Scalero. He was awarded an honorary music degree from Harvard University. He was a sergeant in the USAF during World War II. He conducted and recorded ... See full bio »


(age 70) in New York, USA

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Amélie Soundtrack
S1m0ne Soundtrack
Platoon Soundtrack
The Elephant Man Soundtrack


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 2019 Samuel Barber: Vanessa (Video) (music by)
 2018 Rusanne (Video short) (soundtrack)
 2017 A Hand of Bridge (Short) (composer: theme music)
 2017 Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty (Documentary)
 2016 Omnibus opera (TV Movie) (music - segment "A Hand of Bridge")
 2016 Sam & Barb's School for Scandal (Short) (stock music)
 2013 Donny (Short) (music)
 2013 The Bonds of Springtime (Documentary) (music)
 2013 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 4 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2011 The Deep Blue Sea (composer: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14)
 2009 Agnes Day (Short) (music)
 2004 Where the Smiling Ends (Short) (music)
 2001 Vanessa (TV Movie) (music)
 1991 Antony & Cleopatra (TV Movie) (music)
 1978 Vanessa (TV Movie) (music)
 1959 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Adventures in Music (1959) ... (musician)
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I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure...Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please. [To his mother, as a young child.]


Studied at the newly founded Curtis Insitute of Music, beginning in 1926. See more »


Lyrical, haunting, unforgettable melodies

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