"'Adagio for Strings,' he said."
Portrait of Samuel Barber, 1944, by Carl Van Vechten (1880–1964)
Public DomainPortrait of Samuel Barber, 1944, by Carl Van Vechten (1880–1964) - Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection

Adagio for Strings is the most popular work by American composer Samuel Barber (1910–1981). It comes from the second movement of his String Quartet.

Listen on Spotify:  Samuel Barber – Adagio For Strings