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If you like this piece, then look for the Barber arrangement for unaccompanied chorus (acappella) recorded by Robert Shaw. This music with voices in place of strings is one of my favorites.
I second what Sugarbrie said above. The Emerson is a fine rendition of it in its oirignal quartet form.
In addition to the Toscanini mentioned above, consider the St. Louis/Slatkin recording. When they toured Asia a few years back, the Adagio movement was such a hit that they got bugged to play it on every concert. Hence, they know it cold. It's also well recorded.
I agree that the Argo disc of Barber music, conducted by Zinman, is an excellent collection of beautiful music, superbly recorded. I find it hard to believe anyone would claim that a recording made over, what, 50 years ago has never been surpassed, especially of a warhorse like Adagio. The Argo issue features heartfelt, exciting performances with lifelike sound.
There is a wonderful version, superbly recorded, by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner that I have on an Argo LP from, I believe, the 1970's. I think it's been reissued on CD, which I've not heard. Other than the Barber it also has excellent performances of work by several other American composers, including, as I recall, Paul Creston and Virgil Thomson.