Arias and Barcarolles

A production of  
  

Elizabeth Futral sings Bach

On the program:

Recitative: O holder Tag; Aria: Spielet, ihr beseelten Lieder; Aria; Grosser Gonner; Recitative: Hochteurer Mann; Aria: Seid begluckt
Elizabeth Futral, soprano; Washington Bach Consort; J. Reilly Lewis

Ricercare and Toccata on a theme from The Old Maid and the Thief
Charlie Albright, 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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