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Samuel Barber

Composer Samuel Barber

Profession: Composer

United States of America

Biography: One of the most celebrated composers of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music of the 20th century.

Born: March 9, 1910
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: January 23, 1981 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1944-03-03 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony
  • 1944-10-08 Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres
  • 1954-12-03 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres
  • 1966-09-16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber

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