From the Library…Samuel Barber

Today Radio Riel cel­e­brates the 99th birth­day of Samuel Bar­ber (born March 9, 1910), the Amer­i­can, Pulitzer Prize-win­ning com­pos­er of Mod­ern Amer­i­can Clas­si­cal music in the 20th Cen­tu­ry.

Bar­ber was a triple musi­cal genius, spe­cial­iz­ing in Com­po­si­tion, Piano and Voice. I have, of course, includ­ed his most famous piece, Ada­gio for Strings, in the pro­gram today, as well as his Sym­phonies, Con­cer­tos and works for piano.

Radio Riel pro­duces this pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life. Today’s music orig­i­nates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Cale­don Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Sec­ond Life ref­er­ence libraries in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Cale­don Library Web site, or one of their loca­tions in-world.

You can lis­ten to the pro­gram now at, or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

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