The School for Scandal: Adagio for Strings; Essay: for orchestra; Second essay; Third Essay; Medea's Dance of Vengeance
By Samuel Barber
This recording of the "Adagio for Strings" plus other orchestral works by the America composer Samuel Barber makes this a wonderful introduction to his music. The "Adagio" seems to be searching the soul, probing here and there. It roots out the very essence of spirituality. It is both passionate and profound. This music was heard in the movie Platoon.