Samuel Barber Remembered : A Centenary Tribute

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
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Samuel Barber is one of America's most popular classical composers. His widely beloved works include Adagio for Strings and Knoxville: Summer of 1915. The main source for Samuel Barber Remembered: A Centenary Tribute is a panoply of vivid and eminently readable interviews by Peter Dickinson for a BBC Radio 3 documentary in 1981. The interviewees include Barber's friends, fellow composers, and performers, notably Gian Carlo Menotti, Aaron Copland, William Schuman, Virgil Thomson, soprano Leontyne Price, and pianist John Browning. The book also includes three of the very few interviews extant with Barber himself. Dickinson contributes substantial chapters on Barber's early life and on Barber's reception in England. The book has a foreword by the distinguished composer and admirer of Barber, John Corigliano. Peter Dickinson, British composer and pianist, has written or edited numerous books about twentieth-century music, including CageTalk: Dialogues with and about John Cage (University of Rochester Press) and three books published by Boydell Press: The Music of Lennox Berkeley; Copland Connotations; and Lord Berners: Composer, Writer, Painter.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
About the 1981 BBC Interviewsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Peter Dickinson on Samuel Barber
The Formative Yearsp. 3
Reception in Englandp. 16
Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber Interviewedp. 33
Samuel Barber Interviewedp. 38
Samuel Barber Interviewedp. 45
Interview with Peter Dickinson, Yester House, Gifford, Scotland, April 6, 1981p. 55
Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 13, 1981p. 73
Interview with Peter Dickinson, Rock Hill, Peekskill, NY, May 1981p. 93
Interview with Peter Dickinson, 888 Park Avenue, New York City, May 14, 1981p. 100
Interview with Peter Dickinson, Chelsea Hotel, New York City, May 12, 1981p. 108
Interview with Peter Dickinson, Hew York City, May 14, 1981p. 123
Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 13, 1981p. 132
Interview with Arthur Johnson, London, February 1981p. 142
Publishers and Critics
Interview with Peter Dickinson, 1192 Park Avenue, New York City, May 10, 1981p. 151
Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 13, 1981p. 157
Interview with Peter Dickinson, New York City, May 12, 1981p. 164
Postscript 2005: Orlando Cole: Interview with Peter Dickinson, Philadelphia, October 13, 2005p. 168
Selected Bibliographyp. 179
General Indexp. 185
Index of Worksp. 195
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