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Barber, Samuel

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Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1981 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Composers

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1910 - Samuel Osborne Barber was born on 9th of March in West Chester, Pennsylvania USA.

 

Studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

 

1935 - Became the fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

 

1936 - He wrote his String Quartet in B minor.

 

1958 - Composed operas "Vanessa" which won the Pulitzer Prize for music.

 

1960 - Wrote a virtuosic work for organ and orchestra, Toccata Festiva, for the famed organist E. Power Biggs.

 

1966 - Composed Antony and Cleopatra" it was first work performed by New York Metropolitan Opera.

 

1981 - Samuel Osborne Barber died on 23rd of January in New York City.

 

 

 


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