Adagio for Strings: Leonard Slatkin, BBC orchestra, September 15, 2001, perhaps its longest and most emotional performance ever.
The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings," Pegasus Books. Hardcover, September 2010, paperback, March 2012.
The first and second chapters of Saddest Music are excerpted in the Fall 2010 Issue of The Missouri Review.
A YouTube video of my one-hour "Saddest Music" multimedia presentation at Warwick's Bookstore, La Jolla, CA, Tuesday, November 30, 2010.
New from Audible.com: The Saddest Music Ever Written, narrated by Gregory St. John.