John T. La Barbera




“John La Barbera’s original music marks him as a contemporary Kurt Weill.”, Victor Gluck.


"John La Barbera’s stunning compositions and phenomenal playing, along with the entire ensemble’s spirited performance, put this recording in a class by itself”. Lyrichord Discs, Nick Fritsch.

“The music, directed by John La Barbera is folkish aiming for vitality above precision and often achieving both”.  The New York Times, John Pareles.

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Assunta Spina and The Immigrant

on tour 2019

Featured at the 37th

Pordenone Silent Film Festival (Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto)


John La Barbera presented his new score to Assunta Spina (1915) on October 9, 2018.

This historically significant film with John's score was favorably reviewed by the Italian press and was interviewed on Italian Radio RAI.Read the Italian review under the Silent Film menu.

            (click here)


New CD !! 

           I'm A Typical New Yorker" 









 Featuring Dominic Chianese, with   Music arranged by John T. La Barbera.

 Hear music by Dominic who can be   seen in the new TV series

 The Village  on NBC.

 To Buy the CD (click here)

Silent film double bill at

Hofstra University, The Hall of Records in NYC,Bard College ( Center for Moving Image Arts) Bucks County Community College and more...

Assunta  Spina and The Immigrant

performed with guest star,

virtuoso violinist,

Susan Aquila. (click here).