Barber – Adagio For Strings
Here we have a masterpiece instantly modern yet timelessly classic, a mighty moving monument to the enduring pathos of the universe. Powerfully poignant and desperately tragic, these delicate yet definite orchestrations smoothly segue through misty melancholias, gently offering a catharsis for the profusion of human waste and folly that shadows civilised life. A sublimation of supreme sadness into infinite yearning, we grow wiser and stronger through imbuing this spontaneous expression of despair tempered by formal refinement, poise and equilibrium.
An impressionist lament to all that could have been but never was, a wistfully lugubrious valediction to fleeting innocence, our composer bears his broken heart and sorry soul with painful dignity and pensive pride. This perfectly balanced study in legato phrasing offers hope through sympathy, peace through forgiveness, and love through understanding.
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