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Film, Video Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries

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Title

  • Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries

Summary

  • Barbara Heyman discussed the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981), focusing on how inscriptions and quotations on primary source material reveal striking aspects of his compositional approach. Heyman shed light on recent discoveries including Barber's music manuscripts, sketches and correspondence. The Library of Congress is the preeminent repository for manuscripts by Barber. The composer's Hermit Songs, op. 29 were commissioned by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge and premiered in the Coolidge Auditorium with Barber at the piano and soprano Leontyne Price.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Music Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2012-10-02.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts
  • -  Performing Arts, Music

Notes

  • -  Classification: Music and Books on Music.
  • -  Barbara Heyman.
  • -  Recorded on 2012-10-02.
  • -  Librarians, Archivists.
  • -  Researchers.
  • -  Teachers.
  • -  Visitors.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688960

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Music Division. Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-02, 2012. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688960/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Music Division, S. B. (2012) Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-02. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688960/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Music Division. Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-02, 2012. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688960/>.