Adagio for Strings Samuel Barber Download 'Adagio for Strings' on iTunes
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Classical music against the odds
It’s a fabulous organ piece, written by a great composer, Louis Vierne. He was almost completely blind after being born with cataracts, and composed in Braille or on large manuscript paper. From an early age he had a gift for music, and was able to pick out notes from a Schubert lullaby on the piano at the age of two.