Latest Samuel Barber Stories

2008-09-12 00:00:17

By Ben Spencer MUSIC featured in war film Platoon is Britain's most popular classical piece, statistics have revealed. Barber's Adagio For Strings has been broadcast or performed live more than any other classical piece in the past year, say the Performing Right Society. The second most played track was Bach's Toccata in D Major. The piece, with its famous organ introduction, featured in films, including The Aviator. In third place was Pachelbel's Canon In D, which is often played at...

2008-07-01 12:00:42

By Lawrence A. Johnson, The Miami Herald Jul. 1--Carson Kievman is a man on a musical mission. Three years ago the energetic 58-year-old composer launched his SoBe Music Institute in a rundown Miami Beach park clubhouse. While still in its formative stages, Kievman's fledgling conservatory appears on the verge of assuming a higher profile. Its lease was recently extended, and the institute is among 77 finalists for Arts Partnership grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation....

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