Sunday, September 27, 2009 | 1:30pm
Samuel Barber Beggar's song (10 Early Songs) (1936)
Samuel Barber Stopping by woods on a snowy evening (1935)*
Aaron Engebreth, baritone
Samuel Barber Music, When Soft Voices Die (1926)*
Samuel Barber Two Poems of the Wind (1924)
Samuel Barber Mother, I cannot mind my wheel (10 Early Songs) (1927)
Samuel Barber Man (1926)*
Samuel Barber Serenader (10 Early Songs) (1934)
Aaron Engebreth, baritone
Samuel Barber Rain has fallen, opus 10 (1935)
Samuel Barber Sleep now, opus 10 (1935)
Samuel Barber I hear an army, opus 10 (1936)
Aaron Engebreth, baritone
Samuel Barber Nocturne, opus 13 (1940)
Samuel Barber Hermit Songs, opus 29 (1952-1953)

*Unpublished songs, obtained by special permission from the US Library of Congress and Barber's estate

Alison d'Amato, Aaron Engebreth, and Anne Kissel, Artistic Directors

Voice of America is presented in partnership with Florestan Recital Project and Tufts University Department of Music.

Tickets are available for purchase online through the American Repertory Theater website or by calling the A.R.T. Box Office at 617.547.8300 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

News and Press

[Concert Review] The Barber songbook

Samuel Barber (near left, with his lover Gian Carlo Menotti) once described himself as “a living dead composer,” and indeed, for most his life his commitment to romantic feeling in the modern age consigned him to the dustbin of critical opinion. But history has a way of upending that dustbin, and Barber’s gift for lyrical simplicity, cemented in the popular mind by his Adagio for Strings, has enabled him to outlast his detractors.

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