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Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century: music critic Donal Henahan stated that "Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim." His Adagio for Strings (1936) has earned a permanent place in the concert repertory of orchestras. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music twice: for his opera Vanessa (1956–57) and for the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1962). Also widely performed is his Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (1947), a setting for soprano and orchestra of a prose text by James Agee. At the time of his death, nearly all of his compositions had been recorded. Wikipedia

Birth date: March 9, 1910, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Death date: January 23, 1981, New York City, New York, United States
Birth place: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession:Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department
Parents:Samuel Le Roy Barber, Marguerite McLeod Beatty

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1Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 39-41. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
2His opera "Vanessa" is one of the few to receive an "original cast" recording. The recording also featured the same conductor (Dimitri Mitropoulos) who led the premiere of the opera.
3Made his entire financial income almost exclusively by composing music.
4Spoke fluent French.
5His 1958 opera "Vanessa," comissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, and his 1962 Piano Concerto, comissioned by the opening festivities of Lincoln Center, both individually won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, in their respective years.
6Studied at the newly founded Curtis Insitute of Music, beginning in 1926.
7Was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera to write a new American opera, for the inaugural opening of the new Met at Lincoln Center, September 16, 1966. The result of this commission was "Antony and Cleopatra." The libretto was by Franco Zeffirelli.
8Pictured on one of a set of eight 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 12 September 1997, celebrating "Classical Composers & Conductors". Others honored in this issue are Leopold Stokowski, Arthur Fiedler, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy, Ferde Grofé Sr., Charles Ives, and Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
9Attended B. Reed West Chester Henderson High School, and is credited for composing alma mater. (Class of 1926)



The Simpsons2003-2016TV Series writer - 4 episodes
How I Met Your Mother2010-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary writer: "Sure On This Shining Night"
So You Think You Can Dance2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wasteland2012Video writer: "Adagio for Strings"
The Choir: Unsung Town Revisited2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Agnus Dei" - uncredited
The Deep Blue Sea2011writer: "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14"
Himizu2011writer: "Adagio For Strings"
Nostalgia Critic2011TV Series music - 2 episodes
American Dad!2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Choir: Unsung Town2009TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Top Gear2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parashat Ha-Shavua2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ark of Madness2007TV Special performer: "Adagio for Strings" / writer: "Adagio for Strings"
Sicko2007Documentary writer: "Adagio for Strings"
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny2006writer: "Adagio For Strings, Op. 11 - Agnus Dei"
Ficció2006writer: "Adagio for Strings Op. 11"
One Symphony Place: A World Premiere Live from Music City2006TV Movie writer: "Essay No. 2, Opus 17"
Liubi2005writer: "Adagio for Strings"
Peace One Day2004Documentary writer: "Adagio For Strings"
Ma mère2004writer: "Agnus Dei"
South Park2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reconstruction2003"Adagio for Strings"
Processen2003Documentary short writer: "Adagio for strings" - as Barber
Swimming Upstream2003writer: "Adagio for Strings"
Jojo in the Stars2003Short writer: "Andante from Violin Concerto Opus 14"
S1m0ne2002writer: "Adagio for Strings"
Amélie2001writer: "Adagio pour cordes"
Kevin & Perry Go Large2000"Another Day Perfecto Dub Mix" / writer: "Barber's 'Adagio For Strings'"
At Home with the Braithwaites2000TV Series writer: "Barber's Adagio For Strings Ferry Corsten Mix"
El armario2000/IImusic: "Adagio for Strings"
Spaced1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Red Dwarf1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fermeture de l'usine Renault à Vilvoorde1999Documentary writer: "Adagio for Strings"
Happiness1998writer: "Piano Concerto"
Seinfeld1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jägarna1996"Adagio For Strings"
The Scarlet Letter1995"Agnus Dei"
ER1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Falling for You1995TV Movie writer: "ADAGIO FOR STRINGS"
Wild Reeds1994"Adagio for Strings"
Celeste1991TV Series music - 1 episode
Platoon1986writer: "ADAGIO FOR STRINGS"
El Norte1983"Adagio for Strings"
The Elephant Man1980"Adagio for Strings"
A Very Natural Thing1974"Adagio for Strings, Op. 11"
The Horse1973Short music: "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" excerpts



The Bonds of Springtime2013Documentary
The Deep Blue Sea2011
Agnes Day2009Short
Where the Smiling Ends2004Short

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The Deep Blue Sea2011composer: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
The Bell Telephone Hour1959TV Series musician - 1 episode

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1I 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.]

1Lyrical, haunting, unforgettable melodies

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