Arias and Barcarolles

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Ameling at Tanglewood

Elly Ameling sings music by Schubert with pianist Rudolf Jansen at Tanglewood in July 1987.

On the program:
Schubert - Im Fruhling, D.882; Furhlingsglabue, D.686; Erlafsee, D.586; Der Schmetterling, D.633; An den Mond, D.193; Auf dem Wasser zu singen; Die Blumensprache

(photo:  Elly Ameling and Rudolf Jansen in Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept. 24, 1983;  via Wikimedia Commons)
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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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