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Samuel Barber
(1910 - 1981)

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1910 Born 9 March in West Chester, Pennsylvania
1916 Begins piano lessons, and starts composing
1924 Enters Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia
1935 Receives a Pulitzer Travelling Scholarship; on a visit to Italy, makes friends with Arturo Toscanini
1943 Following the entry of the U.S. into World War II, was drafted into the Army Air Corps. Dedicates his Symphony No.2 to them.
1947 Wins the New York Music Critics Circle Award for his Cello Concerto
1958 His opera Vanessa wins another Pulitzer Prize and is the first American opera to be staged at the Salzburg Festival
1966 His opera Antony and Cleopatra is the Met's first premiere.
1981 Dies 23 January, in New York
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