Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Barber: Symphony No. 1

Portrait of Samuel Barber Carl Van Vechten, Library of Congress

In the 1930s, Samuel Barber's career as a composer was blossoming, and he had mixed feelings about it. All of that attention can be exhilarating AND nerve-racking. On this episode of Performance Today, hear music by a young man on the rise, the Symphony No. 1 by Samuel Barber.