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March 20, 2005

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e

the choral version is one of the most haunting sounds on this earth, and in one stroke acts as a memorial of all sorrow of war and tragedy, lamenting and seeking healing at the same time

e hannan

the choral version is one of the most haunting sounds on this earth, and in one stroke acts as a memorial of all sorrow of war and tragedy, lamenting and seeking healing at the same time

ppilotti

i did not realise that samuel barber has been popular until i read all these comment about his Adagio.
the key to penetrate to the hearts of the people is that it begins with atonal code, creating tension by it. without giving resolution as the listner is yearing to resolution the tone moves on to anothr dissonance, the tenstion intensifies and the listener is in suspense. it goes on like that until the highest summit. then we are descended, but at the same time we are again starts yearning. that is the key of the work. it is surprising thatit works with dance music as well as funeral and wedding march.

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