Barber, Samuel

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Barber, Samuel Gender: M
Samuel Osborne Barber II
born on 9 March 1910 at 00:05 (= 12:05 AM )
Place West Chester, Pennsylvania, 39n58, 75w36
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°45' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°35 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 00°44'

Samuel Barber (photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944)


American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music, considered one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. His "Adagio for Strings" (1936) has earned a permanent place in the concert repertory of orchestras. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music twice: for his opera Vanessa (1956–1957) and for the "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra" (1962). Also widely performed is his Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (1947), a setting for soprano and orchestra of a prose text by James Agee. At the time of his death, nearly all of his compositions had been recorded.

In his late teenage years he met fellow Curtis Institute of Music schoolmate Gian Carlo Menotti, who became his partner in life as well as in their shared profession. In 1943, Barber and Menotti purchased a house in Mount Kisco, New York.

Barber spent many years in isolation, suffered from depression, and was also beset by alcoholism. He died of cancer on 23 January 1981 in New York City at the age of 70.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Agee, James (born 27 November 1909)
  • lover relationship with Rorem, Ned (born 23 October 1923)


  • Work : Prize 1958 (Pulitzer Prize for Music)
  • Work : Prize 1963 (Pulitzer Prize for Music)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate ("Samuel Osmond Barber 2nd").


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (American Prix de Rome, Pulitzer travel scholarship, Guggenheim Fellowship)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano, organ)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Twice for Music)