Walker - Lyric for Strings

Walker - Lyric for Strings

Lyric for Strings, originally called “Lament,” was written after the death of Walker’s grandmother in 1946. Similar to Samuel Barber’s Adagio, Walker’s piece was originally the middle movement of a string quartet, but its popularity prompted Walker to make a version for string orchestra. Notable for its eloquent beauty, it has become one of the most widely performed pieces of twentieth century music today.

For digital program notes on your phone, text “TCO” to 216-238-0883.

Lyric for Strings
By George Walker (1922-2018)

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Walker - Lyric for Strings
  • Walker - Lyric for Strings

    Lyric for Strings, originally called “Lament,” was written after the death of Walker’s grandmother in 1946. Similar to Samuel Barber’s Adagio, Walker’s piece was originally the middle movement of a string quartet, but its popularity prompted Walker to make a version for string orchestra. Notable ...

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