Posted by Dianne Nicolini on December 1, 2010
A new book by Thomas Larson explores the legacy of Samuel Barber’s most famous piece during this, his centennial year. In The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Larson writes “The Adagio’s sonorous intensity also speaks of the turbulent inner life of its composer.” The author is in town for book signings this week. December 7 at San Francisco’s Books, Inc. and December 8 at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Here’s a link to the author’s website.