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Performer: Samuel Barber
Genre: Classical
Title: Barber's Adagio
Released: 1997
Style: Modern
FLAC version ZIP size: 1945 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1863 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1338 mb
Rating: 4.8
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Samuel Barber, Various ‎– Barber's Adagio. Label: BMG Classics ‎– 09026-68758-2, RCA Victor Gold Seal ‎– 09026-68758-2. Recorded 1957-1996 Total Playing Time: 55:47. Track 7 recorded in November 1996 on the Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City, using 20-bit technology and UV22TM Super CD Encoding.

William Orbit – Adagio For Strings (Samuel Barber). Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings. Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings op. 11. 4:09.

Adagio for Strings is a work by Samuel Barber, arguably his best known, arranged for string orchestra from the second movement of his String Quartet, Op. Barber finished the arrangement in 1936, the same year that he wrote the quartet. It was performed for the first time on November 5, 1938, by Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in a radio broadcast from NBC Studio 8H. Toscanini also played the piece on his South American tour with the NBC Symphony in 1940.

But very few of us can claim to have first experienced Barber’s Adagio for Strings in its original form: as part of a string quartet. The American composer wrote his string Quartet Opus 11, in 1936 – and considered himself happy with the result. But he had one of the twentieth-century’s greatest conductors to thank for what became a new and far more profitable life for this relatively unknown piece. Arturo Toscanini spotted a hit when he heard its second movement, and urged Barber to arrange it for full string orchestra

Album · 2011 · 8 Songs. By Samuel Barber - Victor Simon, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra & Gennady Rozhdestvensky. 6. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map for Male Chorus, Brass and Kettledrums, Op. 15. By Samuel Barber - Orphei Drangar & Robert Sund. Adagio for Strings, Op. 11a. By Samuel Barber - London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Parry. 8 Songs, 1 Hour 20 Minutes. Released: 22 Mar 2011. 2011 X5 Music Group.

Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings is a powerful piece, packed with emotional intensity yet also extraordinarily listenable-and popular. Here, Barber's short masterwork of simplicity and resonance gets eight treatments, from those he approved of (Charles Munch and the strings of the Boston Symphony; the Tokyo String Quartet; organist David Pizarro; and the Smithsonian Chamber Players) to new interpretations that don't quite match with the older renditions. This is such a beautiful piece of music. Each of the eight versions on this album are quite different, but all very pleasing.

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1 Adagio For Strings, Op. 11
Conductor – Charles MunchEnsemble – Strings Of The Boston Symphony Orchestra*
2 Adagio For Strings, Op. 11
Flute – James GalwaySynthesizer [Synthesizers], Arranged By – Hiro Fujikake*
3 Adagio For Strings, Op. 11
Arranged By – Stephen McNeffEnsemble – The Canadian BrassFrench Horn – David OhanianTrombone – Eugene WattsTrumpet – Frederic Mills, Ronald RommTuba – Charles Daellenbach
4 Agnus Dei, Op. 11
Choir – The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge*Directed By – Richard Marlow
5 Adagio For Strings, Op. 11
Bass Clarinet – Dan Kelly Bass Clarinet [Contrabass Clarinet] – Dennis SmylieClarinet – Adam Ebert, Margo McGowan, Steve Hartman*Clarinet [Alto Clarinet] – Jim ForgeyClarinet [Featured] – Richard StoltzmanDirected By – Kalman Opperman*Ensemble – Kalman Opperman Clarinet Choir*
6 String Quartet, Op. 11: Molto Adagio
Cello – Sadao HaradaEnsemble – Tokyo String QuartetViola – Kazuhide IsomuraViolin – Kikuei Ikeda, Peter Oundjian
7 Adagio For Strings, Op. 11
Arranged By – William StricklandOrgan – David Pizarro*Producer, Recorded By – Nathaniel S. Johnson
8 Adagio For Strings, Op. 11
Conductor – Kenneth SlowikEnsemble – Smithsonian Chamber Players*

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – BMG Entertainment
  • Distributed By – BMG Entertainment
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Music
  • Copyright (c) – BMG Music


  • Art Direction – Judy Teener
  • Compilation Producer – Gene Gaudette
  • Composed By – Samuel Barber
  • Engineer – Thomas MacCluskey*
  • Reissue Producer – Edward Houser


For the first time—all of Samuel Barber's authorized versions of the beloved Adagio For Strings, plus unique arrangements performed by superstars James Galway, The Canadian Brass and Richard Stoltzman.

Recorded 1957-1996
Total Playing Time: 55:47

Track 7 recorded in November 1996 on the Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City, using 20-bit technology and UV22TM Super CD Encoding. We wish to thank Dr. Gerre Hancock, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and Dr. Patrick Allen, Assistant Organist, for their cooperation in making this recording possible.

© 1997, BMG Music. ℗ 1997, BMG Music. Manufactured and distributed by BMG Entertainment, New York, NY. Made In U.S.A. Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9026-68758-2 5
  • Matrix / Runout: ♦5D♦ 09026687582
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L432
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7453