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Samuel Barber
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Born: March 9, 1910

Died: January 23, 1981 (aged 70)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Composer

Bio: Samuel Osborne Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century; music critic Donal Henahan stated that Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim.

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Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us - and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.

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