Arias and Barcarolles

A production of  
  

Celine Scheen Sings Songs Of Love

On the program:

Michel Lambert:  Vos mepris chaque jour - Celine Scheen, soprano; Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot, director

Sieur DuBuisson:  O mort, affreuse mort - Celine Scheen, soprano; Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot, director

Wolfgang Erich Korngold:  Abschiedslieder (Songs of Farewell), Op. 14, Nos. 2 and 3 - Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, mezzo-soprano; Bruckner Orchestra Linz; Caspar Richter, conductor

Modest Mussorgsky:  Mephistopheles' song of the flea and You did not recognize me in the crowd - Paata Burchuladze, bass;  Ludmilla Ivanova, piano

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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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