Arias and Barcarolles

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Celine Scheen at the Boston Early Music Festival

Soprano Celine Scheen and the Ricercar Consort, with director Philippe Pierlot, perform at the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival.

On the program:

Michel Lambert - Vos mepris chaque jour

Michel Lambert - Ombre do mon amant

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Cantata: Le berger fidele (The Faithful Shepherd)
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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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