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Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty

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Published on May 25, 2017

Known for his mournful "Adagio for Strings," Samuel Barber was never quite fashionable. This film is a probing exploration of his music and melancholia. Performance, oral history, musicology, and biography combine to explore the life and music of one of America’s greatest composers. Featuring Thomas Hampson, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop and many more of the world's leading experts on Barber's music.

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CHAPTERS:
00:00 - Prologue
03:05 - Dover Beach
13:14 - Cello Sonata
20:38 - Symphony in One Movement
25:24 - Adagio For Strings
38:44 - Violin Concerto
50:16 - Cello Concerto
55:54 - Medea
1:01:11 - Knoxville: Summer of 1915
1:12:05- Piano Sonata
1:21:08 - Hermit Songs
1:31:46 - Summer Music
1:33:45 - Vanessa
1:39:01 - Toccata Festiva
1:40:46 - Capricorn Concerto
1:49:31 - Antony and Cleopatra
1:55:57 - Despite and Still

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