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Love it for all of the pieces.
Samuel Barber's most popular orchestral works have seldom been as well-performed as they were by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
The power is overwhelming, the warmth and feeling of the recording is simply awesome, and the technicality and virtuosic performance is dazzling.
The one piece of music in the CD Adagio for Strings is not very loud compared to the other pieces. I had to have my speakers on as loud as I could so I was disappointed in this as... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Argyle
I've always liked Barber's stuff and this is a particularly good example of it. Especially the part relating to Medea. Recommended.Published 15 months ago by shouldbestudying25
This was advertised as "The saddest music ever written", however, I didn't find it so. I think what they should have advertised was Samuel Barber's story was the saddest... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Mike
This is one of Leonard Slatkin's better conducting efforts, and despite two or three strong dissents among the other reviewers I think it's a fine compilation of many of Samuel... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by J. R. Trtek
An ordinary version of extraordinary music. On the whole, while a fairly nice compilation of Barber's music, it was unfortunately musically disappointing.Published on December 13, 2012 by Jessie Gordon
A beautiful album - The Adagio for Strings had been background music for the film, Platoon, but it was composed and performed since the 1930s. Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by Jan T
This has been in my collection since it was released in the late '80s and still represents well-nigh definitive (there's that word I hate using! Read morePublished on January 2, 2009 by Moldyoldie
After blank looks from the staff in High Street record shops I went to Amazon and found the music I was looking for immediately. Read morePublished on February 18, 2008 by Mr. Julian Culley