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Premieres of compositions by Samuel Barber

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Composer Premieres
Barber, Samuel P R
Composition Performing group Date Location  
Serenade H Curtis 1930-05-05 Philadelphia PA, USA P
Problems, questions

Wentzel 2001 lists Jascha Brodsky (1st violin) and Charles Jaffe (2nd violin), both of whom joined the Quartet later in the 1930s, i.e. after this performance.

Additional references

Heyman 1992

VIOLIN I VIOLIN II VIOLA CELLO
Gama Gilbert
Benjamin Sharlip
Max Aronoff
Orlando Cole
Dover Beach [Unnamed] (BWGG) 1932-05-12 Philadelphia PA, USA P
Notes

Rose Bampton, mezzo-soprano.

Heyman 1992 notes these details and indicates the first public performance, presumably meaning outside the school environment of the Curtis Institute of Music, to have taken place on 1933-03-05 in New York with Rose Bampton and the New York Art Quartet.

VIOLIN I VIOLIN II VIOLA CELLO
James Bloom
Frances Weiner
Arthur Granick
Samuel Geschichter
Quartet [1936] H Pro Arte 1936-12-14 Rome, Italy P
Notes

Original version

Problems, questions

The first performance of the final version of the Quartet is said to have been given by the Budapest Quartet in Washington DC in January 1943. We have not traced a performance there and then by that group, nor for any month and year in Washington for which that might be a mistake. The Washington Post of May 23 and 25, 1943 announced a performance by the Budapest Quartet that included the Barber Quartet in Washington on May 28.

No quartet performers are listed for this premiere.

Quartet [1936] H Budapest 1943-05?-28? Washington DC, USA P
Notes

Final version

Problems, questions

The first performance of the final version of the Quartet is said to have been given by the Budapest Quartet in Washington DC in January 1943. We have not traced a performance there and then by that group, nor for any month and year in Washington for which that might be a mistake. The Washington Post of May 23 and 25, 1943 announced a performance by the Budapest Quartet that included the Barber Quartet in Washington on May 28.

No quartet performers are listed for this premiere.