Samuel Barber : Absolute Beauty

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Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty

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Samuel Barber : Absolute Beauty

Release Date: March 23, 2017

Year    :   2017
Slogan    :   «A documentary about the composer of the Adagio for Strings»
Genres    :   Music, History, Documentary
Production Companies    :   Zen Violence Films
Director    :   H. Paul Moon
Producers    :   Barbara B. Heyman, Pierre Brévignon
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RunTime    :   130 mins.

Known for his mournful "Adagio for Strings," Samuel Barber was never quite fashionable. This acclaimed film is a probing exploration of his music and melancholia. Performance, oral history, musicology, and biography combine to explore the life and music of one of America’s greatest composers. Features Thomas Hampson, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop and many more of the world's leading experts on Barber's music, with tributes from composers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson and William Schuman. The film was broadcast on PBS, and screened at nine film festivals internationally, with three best-of awards. It was named a Recording of the Year 2017 by MusicWeb International.

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