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Samuel Barber (1910-1981) was an American composer who was educated at the Curtis School of Music in Philadelphia. This particular work, in 3 movements, was written when he was 29 years old. The second movement, the andante, is particularly lovely. If you have about 10 minutes and can sit still that long to listen, you will hear something special and relaxing. You might even fall asleep. The movement begins with the oboe.

The violinist is Elmar Oliveira with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra — Leonard Slotkin conducting. — Paul Goldfinger listening.

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This piece, by the Czech composer Antonin Dvorák, was written in 1880 for piano and voice, but it was transcribed for violin and piano in 1914.  Joshua Bell is a 45 year old American violinist who included this song in his album “Romance of the Violin.”

—Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

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