William Orbit – Barber’s Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)
The original “Adagio for Strings” was composed by Samuel Barber and arguably his best known arranged for string orchestra from the second movement of his String Quartet, Op. 11. Samuel Barber finished the world famous arrangement in 1936 and was performed for the first time on November 5, 1938 by Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in a radio broadcast from NBC Studio 8H.
William Orbit (born William Mark Wainwright) released his first classical commercial album “Pieces in a Modern Style” in May 1995 on William Orbit’s N-Gram Recordings label and later released again in 2000 the UK, Europe and in the U.S. The album reached No 2 in the UK album charts. A composer and record producer, Orbit has sold over 200 million recordings globally. This includes his own work and his production and songwriting work.
Orbit is the recipient of multiple Grammys, Ivor Novello awards and other top music industry awards. The first single release from the album was ‘Barber’s Adagio for Strings’, which was picked up by the legendary Dutch DJ Ferry Corsten and his remix is undoubtably one of the great trance tracks ever created.