Arias and Barcarolles

A production of  
  

Dawn Upshaw Sings Schubert

On this program:

Schubert - Shepherd on the Rock (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen), D. 965, Op. 129
Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Margo Garrett, piano; Todd Palmer, clarinet

Handel - "Fammi Combattere mostri e tifei" and "Ah! Sigie Larve," from Orlando
Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano; Les Violons du Roy; Bernard Labadie

Charles-Valentin Alkan - Barcarolle, Op. 65 No. 6
Raymond Lewenthal, 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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