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What was the classical music playing in Gubers office on yesterday's Boston Public?

Old 05-15-01, 07:11 PM
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It was at the very end of the episode, and for the life of me I can't remember the name, and I really like it!
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You probably remember it from the movie Platoon. I don't know the name of it either, but if you have Platoon, it will probably say what it is in the credits.
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it was 'adagio for strings' by samuel barber.
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It was Samual Barber's Adagio for Strings. This was
originally an adagio in a sextet, it was so well
liked that he pulled it out of the sextet and
arranged it for string orchestra. Of course since
then it's been performed and recorded in almost
every instrument combination. I own a cd filled with
many different performances of just this piece. It's
one of my favorite pieces of music.
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I didn't see the scene, but I sure love Barber's Adagio... It's starting to be a bit overused on TV & film, but understandably so, since it's a very emotion-inducing peice...

I have that same CD, Rand, and I've sung 2nd tenor in the choral arrangement. Very tricky, mostly because of the tempo...

Edited to add: I completely forgot that it was also used as the musical climax in the movie Platoon...

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Barber's Adagio for Strings is on just about any CD of Barber's music, but his other work is well worth listening to. As for the Adagio itself, I'm not aware of the version for sextet that a previous poster makes reference to. I do have the quartet version (along with a couple of Ives' quartets) on a very good Emerson quartet CD. However, you can also experience this music in orchestral form (Adagio for Strings), or in vocal form (Agnus Dei) but I prefer the original Adagio movement in context of the chamber piece I mentioned above. Also look for Barber's other works too - Naxos has an excellent CD just out of his symphonies, Marin Alsop conductiong, among others.
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Originally posted by stingo
Barber's Adagio for Strings is on just about any CD of Barber's music, but his other work is well worth listening to. As for the Adagio itself, I'm not aware of the version for sextet that a previous poster makes reference to. I do have the quartet version (along with a couple of Ives' quartets) on a very good Emerson quartet CD. However, you can also experience this music in orchestral form (Adagio for Strings), or in vocal form (Agnus Dei) but I prefer the original Adagio movement in context of the chamber piece I mentioned above. Also look for Barber's other works too - Naxos has an excellent CD just out of his symphonies, Marin Alsop conductiong, among others.
Your right, it's a quartet (#1), not a sextet.
I love most of Barber's music, two other favorites of
mine are his Cello Concerto and the song Knoxville:
Summer of 1915.
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Thank you!
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Indeed - I'd forgetten about Knoxville but it is very good too. His solo piano music, as well as his songs are also well worth listening to.

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