Arias and Barcarolles

A production of  
  

Franz Xaver Mozart

Cathy Fuller hosts an program of music composed by Franz Xaver Mozart, the son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

On the program:

Romance
Barbara Bonney, soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano

From 12 German Songs:
"The Piano"
"The Satisfied Man"
"From the Greek"
"Gravedigger’s Song"
Barbara Bonney, soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano

Seven Variations on the Minuet from the opera Don Giovanni
Cyprien Katsaris, piano

(image of Franz Xaver Mozart by Karl Gottlieb Schweikart, 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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