Barbara Heyman is our leading scholar of Samuel Barber
Bydd y cyngerdd hefyd yn cynnwys perfformiadau o weithiau eraill gan gynnwys y gwaith corawl poblogaidd Y Tangnefeddwyr gan Eric Jones a''r Adagio for Strings gan Samuel Barber
- cerddoriaeth y ffilm enwog, Platoon.
For its concert at All Hallows', on Saturday March 17 (7.30pm) the ensemble will be presenting English and American music, with folk song settings by Vaughan Williams along with music by Samuel Barber
, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.
Henry VIII's own Chamber Orchestra will be taking the lead in tackling Samuel Barber
's Adagio for Strings, while some of its instrumental ensembles will perform works by Mozart, Verdi and Ravel.The conductor is Neil Aston.
Last night's opening of the Philharmonic season was devoted exclusively to low-risk crowd-pleasers, with American music represented by Samuel Barber
, the most accessible of twentieth-century composers.
The album also features a New York Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein version of Samuel Barber
's Adagio of Strings - the classical piece that's now best known as the score to Vietnam war movie Platoon.
This weekend, the focus is on American composers, with the Sofia Quartet set to play the works of Samuel Barber
, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter.
Biret and the orchestra performed "Addagio for Stringed Instruments" by Samuel Barber
. The Turkish pianist later played Chopin's "Piano Concerto No: 2", "Telli Turna" of Nevit Kodalli, and Schumann's "Piano Concerto."
Tomorrow's Taste Of The New World concert at the cathedral will feature works by Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber
, Zoltan Kodaly, Gerald Finzi and Antonin Dvorak.
They included Sangria Yoon (Korea) and Xing Chen (China) and played selections by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Samuel Barber
Excursions is underscored by Samuel Barber
's Excursions for the Piano and the Going Away Party is set to the American western swing music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.
Another audience favourite was American soprano Vira Slywotzky who was impassioned in a tragic piece by her compatriot Samuel Barber