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S. Barber – Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 (1936)

Adagio for Strings, arranged for the second movement of String Quartet, Op. 11.
Samuel Barber (United States), 1910-1981.

Featured in films, adapted in other musical styles, it is known as “the saddest classical composition”, and it is often played in funerals given its slow and sad movement.