Arias and Barcarolles

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Deborah Voigt Sings Wagner

On this week's program:

Wagner:  Tristan und Isolde (Mild und leise) (Isolade's Liebestod from Act 3, Scene 3) - Deborah Voigt, soprano; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Armstrong, conductor

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John Dowland:  Awake Sweet Love - Matthew White, countertenor; Les Voix Baroques

Pietro Antonio Giramo:  Lamento della passa - Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano; Modo Antiquo; Federico Maria Sardelli

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ABOUT ARIAS AND BARCAROLLES

“You know, I liked that last piece you played; it's got a theme. I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles.”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking to Leonard Bernstein after a White House concert in 1960



Leonard Bernstein was so taken by President Eisenhower’s remark that 30 years later, he produced a song-cycle called "Arias and Barcarolles," with a theme Bernstein described as “The politics of love.”

Similarly inspired, Cathy Fuller lends her voice to the weekend with a program devoted to an exploration of song - and the art of the vocal recital. Perhaps with a Barcarolle or two!

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