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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.