Adagio for Strings: Simply breathtaking beauty
The Serenade for Strings is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written for the violin and accompanying strings. I saw it performed by the San Luis Obispo Symphony and was moved almost to tears. What stunning beauty. To learn that Samuel Barber only ever wrote one piece for strings, was an amazing discovery. But perhaps, he exorcised every nuance of the beauty he heard in his mind in this work. It would stand to reason, as it is an extraordinary work.