J:7180532:IP:Adagio for Strings
Adagio for Strings
- G. Schirmer, Inc.
Originally written as the slow movement of a string quartet, this musical treasure was singled out by conductor Arturo Toscanini, who asked Barber for a string orchestra arrangement. It was played on a national radio broadcast following the death of president Roosevelt and has been part of the national consciousness ever since. This is a work of singular beauty and calls for great expressiveness and control.
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