Arias and Barcarolles

A production of  
  

Chopin, Liszt and Szymanowski

On the program:

Chopin, arr. Liszt - “The Maiden’s Wish”
Earl Wild, piano

Chopin: From Polish Songs - “The Maiden’s Wish” Op. 74 No.1
Eva Podles, contralto; Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Liszt - Benedetto sia ‘l giorno
Eric Cutler, tenor; Bradley Moore, piano

Karol Szymanowski - Songs of a Fairy-Tale Princess: "The Lonely Moon," "The Nightingale," and "Dance"
Iwona Sobotka, soprano; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle,
conductor

Tatra - "Highlander’s Dance" from the ballet Harnasie
Timothy Robinson, tenor; City of Birmingham Symphony; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

(photo of Eric Cutler by Werner Kmetitsch, courtesy of the artist)
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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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