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Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty

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5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Known for his mournful "Adagio for Strings," Samuel Barber was never quite fashionable. "Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty" 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. Featuring 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.

This beautifully packaged, shrink-wrapped DVD with full-color artwork includes an interactive chapter menu to each composition, and a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound mix, with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.

“In the new documentary film Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, one realizes how and why Barber’s music has gradually insinuated itself into the very core of the classical music world with a durability that now seems unmatched by any of his contemporaries. With great visual polish, documentarian H. Paul Moon brings together an extremely impressive array of documents, archival footage, interviews with Barber experts, and taped oral histories. And with particular sensitivity and intelligence, Moon explores the nature of the Barber-Menotti relationship. His ability to present so much visual evidence is astounding.” DAVID PATRICK STEARNS, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

“A remarkable success that rewrites the rules of documentary filmmaking, the kind of project that used only to be made by documentary departments of major television studios. If you are at all unfamiliar with this essential twentieth century composer, this marvelous documentary is the ideal place to begin.” CHRISTIAN MORRIS, COMPOSITION TODAY

“This lavishly illustrated documentary…proclaims the meticulous labour, inspiration and persuasive powers of H. Paul Moon and his subject: the life and music of Samuel Barber. Punches are not pulled whether in relation to personal behaviour or musical assessment. This a bejewelled production…that steers a rewarding course between moving things along yet staying still long enough to inform, surprise and please.” ROB BARNETT, MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL

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  • Actors: Thomas Hampson, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, John Corigliano, J. Reilly Lewis
  • Directors: H. Paul Moon
  • Producers: Barbara B. Heyman, Pierre Brévignon
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Unknown (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, German, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: Zen Violence Films
  • DVD Release Date: May 15, 2017
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B071F382C3
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,531 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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