A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition
Published July 2nd 2010 by Routledge – 466 pages
Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies
An annotated reference guide to Barber's life, works and achievements, it will prove valuable for anyone seeking information on him.
Wayne Wentzel has degrees from Denison University (B. Mus), Kent State University (M. A), Harvard University (A. M.) and the University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D). He retired in 2006 from Butler University where he was music professor since 1972 and now has the rank of professor emeritus. As part of his ongoing scholarship on the works of Samuel Barber, he has presented papers on the use of leitmotifs in that composer’s opera, Vanessa and Antony and Cleopatra.