Danie Alexander

Favorite Love Songs: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber

Feb 13, 2012

Continuing our series on love songs, KCUR announcer Danie Alexander shares a bit about the audio intensity of a piece by composer Samuel Barber.

"It's so lush. It starts out so beautifully," Alexander says with an energy that rivals the song. "It builds, and then right at the climax, it hangs."

"A pause," she says carefully, speaking more slowly than previously. "And then it drops right into the end of the song."

This song made a lasting impression. It shows in her eyes.