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Samuel Barber
Birth: Mar. 9, 1910
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1981
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Composer. Wrote and scored symphonies, concerti, operas, chamber works, choral works and songs, winning two Pulitzer Prizes in the process. His most famous work is the "Adagio for Strings". Barber's will provided for a burial plot next to his own, reserved for composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti, Barber's partner for most of his adult life. Further, the will said that if Menotti chose not to be buried in Oaklands Cemetery (he is buried near his last home in Scotland), a stone should be placed on the empty plot and inscribed with the words "To The Memory Of Two Friends." 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel LeRoy Barber (1879 - 1947)
  Marguerite Beatty Barber (1881 - 1967)
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)
  Sara Barber Beatty (1913 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Oaklands Cemetery
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 25, 2000
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Remembering a great composer
- David Wend
 Added: Mar. 10, 2014

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
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