Research on "Capricorn", Samuel Barbe...

Research on "Capricorn", Samuel Barber's home in Mt. Kisco

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Pierre Brevignon


#1 Dec 8, 2008
I'm a french writer, doing some research on Samuel Barber and looking for fresh information/documentation about the "Capricorn" Villa.
Barber bought this house with his friend Menotti in the 40s and lived there until 1972. During this time, Capricorn became a kind of "artistic Arcadia", an important spot of cultural life in the NY area.
I'd be very interested in contacting the current owners/inhabitants of this house, which is situated near Croton Lake, and I suppose on "Capricorn Lane" (Google Maps show several villas near this road).
If a member of this forum can give me some helpful information regarding this topic, please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]
Thank you very much in advance !

United States

#2 Oct 14, 2009
Hi Pierre,

I grew up on Capricorn Lane and my family still lives there. From what I know the houses on the road were built upon land owned by Barber and Menotti, but I'm not quiet sure its the same land, though I'm not even sure the villa still exists.

Apologies that I haven't been more helpful
D Mainey

Katonah, NY

#3 Apr 16, 2011
Barber lived on Haines Road, the first house west of Croton Lake Road. I don't know who lives there now.
Joe Maleno

Bronx, NY

#4 Dec 29, 2011
Are there any pictures of Capricorn? It seems there ins't much about it to be found on the web.
David T Mainey

Katonah, NY

#5 Dec 29, 2011
I have a photo of Capricorn. Send me an email to ([email protected]) and I will send them.
Joe Maleno

Bronx, NY

#6 Dec 29, 2011
That's great, Dave. Thanks!
Joe Maleno

Bronx, NY

#7 Dec 29, 2011
Oh, and despite what it says, I'm in Bergenfield, not Fair Lawn. How did they get that?


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