New York: G. Schirmer [PN 43918], 1956.
Octavo. Original publisher's yellow printed wrappers with titling to upper, publisher's advertisements to lower. 1f. (recto title, verso instrumentation), 53 pp.
Wrappers slightly worn. Light uniform browning.
First Edition. Heyman H-123, p. 340.
Medea's Meditation premiered in New York by the Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos, on 2 February 1956.
"One of the most honoured and most frequently performed American composers in Europe and the Americas during the mid-20th century, Barber pursued, throughout his career, a path marked by a vocally inspired lyricism and a commitment to the tonal language and many of the forms of late 19th-century music. Almost all of his published works – including at least one composition in nearly every genre – entered the repertory soon after he wrote them and many continue to be widely performed today ... [Barber's] ballet score Medea (1946) was composed for Martha Graham; it was subsequently reworked both as an orchestral suite and as a separate orchestral tone poem, Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance." Barbara B. Heyman in Grove Music Online.
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