Samuel Barber

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Barber in 1944

Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. Barber is well-known because of his 1936 work Adagio for Strings. It received positive reviews. Barber won two Pulitzer Prize for his works.[1]

Barber was born on March 9, 1910 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He studied at the Curtis Institute for Music. Barber was gay.[2] He lived with Gian Carlo Menotti for 30 years.[2]

Barber died on January 23, 1981 in New York City, New York from cancer. He was 70.[1] He is buried in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Donal Henahan (January 24, 1981). "Samuel Barber, Composer, Dead: Twice Winner of Pulitzer Prize". The New York Times. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American Composer Samuel Barber". Gay Influence.com. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 

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