Arias and Barcarolles - Aldeburgh Festival 2018
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Arias and Barcarolles

Tuesday 19 Jun 2018 3pm

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

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Lucy Schaufer mezzo-soprano
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
Christopher Glynn piano
Lana Bode piano

Britten Cabaret Songs 12′
John Musto Shadow of the Blues 8′
Michele Brourman Aurora; Love and Take Out
Randy Newman When She Loved Me
Brourman Voter’s Prayer; Old Love

Bernstein Arias and Barcarolles 31′

(ends approx. 4.45pm)

Songs of love: fresh and faded, thwarted and jaded. Bernstein’s allusions to family and friends make Arias and Barcarolles a deeply personal song cycle from this man of the theatre. Britten approached popular song from a different place but his cabaret numbers are far from stiff little parodies; heard afresh, they are sweetly ardent musical love letters, giddy with excitement and angst. Lucy Schaufer, as at home in musical theatre as on the opera stage, completes this song-circle with a set from contemporary singer-songwriters.