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BARBER, S.: Symphony No. 2 / Cello Concerto / Medea Suite (Barber Conducts Barber) (1950)

Composer(s)Barber, Samuel
Artist(s) Nelsova, Zara, cello • Barber, Samuel, Conductor • New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.111358
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 This album is not available in your country due to licensing restrictions or copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.

Samuel Barber’s passionate lyricism and fine craftsmanship as a composer are matched by his abilities as a conductor. Having learnt from the redoubtable Fritz Reiner, he ably meets the many challenges posed by his intense Second Symphony, composed while serving in the American Air Force during World War II. Although the self-critical Barber had misgivings about this work, he had no such reservations about his outgoing yet compact Cello Concerto which gained him the New York Music Critics’ Circle Award in 1947. The concise and pithy concert suite from his opera Medea likewise abounds in his characteristic blend of drama and lyricism.


Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
BARBER, S.: Symphony No. 2 / Cello Concerto / Medea Suite (Barber Conducts Barber) (1950) 1:19:33   
  Symphony No. 2, Op. 19              
      I. Allegro ma non troppo 10:40    2.39   Add to cart  
      II. Andante, un poco mosso 7:41    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Presto, senza battuta 8:55    1.59   Add to cart  
  Cello Concerto, Op. 22              
      I. Allegro moderato 11:29    2.39   Add to cart  
      II. Andante sostenuto 6:50    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Molto allegro e appassionato 8:56    1.59   Add to cart  
  Medea Suite, Op. 23              
      I. Parodos 2:38    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Choros. Medea and Jason 4:22    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. The Young Princess. Jason 2:47    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Choros 3:16    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. Medea 6:17    1.59   Add to cart  
      VI. Kantikos Agonias 2:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      VII. Exodos 2:54    0.99   Add to cart  
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