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A SERIOUS STUDENT: Against a Background of Quiet Culture

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

When the Curtis Institute of Music opened in 1924, Samuel Barber was one of its first students. Due to the founder Mary Curtis Bok's vast cultural background and contacts, the faculty staff at the ... More


Discoveries: As far from West Chester as it is in my power to be

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Barber’s first few trips to Europe, with a fellow student, cellist David Freed, where his romance for European culture began and greatly influenced his work. He sought the most ... More


Uncertainties: Now I only hear its melancholy . . .

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the Curtis Institute of Music, Barber pursued further studies in foreign language and literature, mostly of a European background. He aimed for perfection of his craft and was inspired by English, ... More


A Serious Student: Against a background of quiet culture

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

When the Curtis Institute of Music opened in 1924, Barber was one of its first students. Due to founder Mary Curtis Bok’s vast cultural background and contacts, the faculty at the school was highly ... More


Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Barbara B. Heyman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190863739
eISBN:
9780190054786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863739.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Samuel Barber (1910–1981) was one of the most important and honored American composers of the twentieth century. Writing in a great variety of musical forms—symphonies, concertos, operas, vocal ... More


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