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Arias & Barcarolles

Taking a cue from President Eisenhower's famous remark to Leonard Bernstein, this week is a sampling of arias, overtures, barcarolles and other melodic delights that deserve more time on the airwaves.

 
Program 1

Lawrence Welk: Bubbles In the Wine (excerpt)
Prestige Elite
2:55
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Felix Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Op. 62 No. 5
Daniel Barenboim, p.
DG 423931
2:50
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Jacques Offenbach: Barcarolle fr. Les Contes d’Hoffman, “Belle nuit”
New Philharmonia Orchestra/Anton Guadagno; Montserrat Caballé, s.; Shirley Verrett, ms.
RCA 60818
4:01
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Bernstein, arr. Bright Sheng: Prelude & Love Duet fr. Arias & Barcarolles
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz; Jane Bunnell, ms.; Dale Duesing, bar.
Delos 3078
5:42
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Glenn Miller & Mitchell Parish: Moonlight Serenade
Bluebird 69241
3:25
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Verdi: “Libiamo Ne’ Lieti Calici” fr. La Traviata
Rolando Villazón, ten.; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlo Rizzi
DG B0005629
3:06
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Verdi: “E Strano, Ah Fors’ E Lui, Sempre Libera” fr. La Traviata
Orchestra Of St. Luke’s/Patrick Summers; Renée Fleming, s.; Joseph Calleja, ten.
Lon B0001024
9:59
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Teresa Carreño: Venise- Réverie-Barcarolle, Op. 33
Clara Rodriguez, p.
Fundación MMG
2:47
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Rossini: Overture fr. William Tell
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein
CBS 37240
11:27
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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Gondoliers, Act I
   “From The Sunny Spanish Shore”
   “We’re Called Gondolieri”
Pro Arte Orchestra/Malcolm Sargent; Helen Watts, alto; James Milligan, bs. bar.
EMI 64394
3:50
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Program 2

Franz von Suppé: Overture to Leichte Kavallerie
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Solti
Lon 460982
5:53
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Bernstein: “Nachspiel” & “Rabbit at Top Speed” from Arias and Barcarolles
Marilyn Horne, ms.; Martin Katz, p. & voc.
RCA 68771
3:22
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Rachmaninov: Barcarolle fr. Morceaux De Salon, Op. 10
Vladimir Horowitz, p.
RCA 63471
3:58
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 (excerpts)
   Overture
   “Dies Bildnis ist Bezaubernd Schön”
   “Ach, Ich Fühl’s”
   “Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen”
   “Papagena! Papagena!”
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner; Kiri Te Kanawa, Cheryl Studer, Fancisco Araiza, Olaf Bär, Eva Lind
Phil 426275
6:55, 4:28, 4:41, :44, 11:50
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Anton Rubinstein: Barcarolle No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninov, p.
Newport Classics 60030
4:54
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Menotti: Barcarolle fr. Sebastian
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
CBS 45660
3:43
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Program 3

F.W. Meacham, arr. Jerry Gray: American Patrol
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Bluebird 69241
3:20
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Ned Rorem: 3 Barcarolles, II
Leon Fleisher, p.
Sony 57338
2:16
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Richard Rodney Bennett: Barcarolle
Carol Rosenberger, p.
Delos 3172
3:10
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Puccini: La Bohème (excerpts)
   “Che Gelida Manina”
   “Quando M’En Vo”
   Musetta’s Waltz Song
   “Vecchia Zimarra, Senti”
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Deutsche Oper Chorus/Herbert Von Karajan; Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Elizabeth Harwood
Lon 421049
4:51, 5:38, 2:36
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Puccini: “O Mio Babbino Caro” fr. Gianni Schicchi
Renée Fleming, s.
Lon B0001024
2:53
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Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi for String Quartet (excerpt)
Emerson String Quartet
DG 471567
6:14
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Puccini: “Dammi I Colori…” fr. Tosca
Philharmonia Orchestra & Royal Opera House Chorus/Guiseppe Sinopoli; Mirella Freni, s.; Plácido Domingo, ten.
DG 431775
4:07
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Puccini: “Un Bel Di Vedremo” fr. Madama Butterfly
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan; Mirella Freni, s.
Lon 417577
4:33
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Chopin: Barcarolle In F Sharp, Op. 60, B 158
Garrick Ohlsson, p.
Arab 6686
8:42
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J. Garland: In the Mood (excerpt)
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Bluebird 69241
2:31
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Program 4

Jerome Kern: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians
1:54
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Franz Von Suppé: Overture fr. Poet & Peasant
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Georg Solti
CBS 37240
9:51
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Ravel: Miroirs: No. 3, Une barque sur l’ocean
Carol Rosenberger, p.
Delos 3172
7:12
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Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite (excerpts)
   II. Painted Desert
   III. On the Trail
   IV. Sunset
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
Sony 47544
18:34
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Bartok: Barcarolle fr. Out of Doors
Murray Perahia, p.
Sony 63380
2:50
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Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse, L 106
Zoltán Kocsis, p.
Phi 422404
6:06
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Program 5

J. Mercer, arr. Jerry Gray: G.I. Jive
Glenn Miller & the Army Air Force Band
Bluebird 69241
3:10
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Otto Nicolai: Oveture fr. The Merry Wives Of Windsor
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
EMI 67227
8:47
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Frederic Chopin: Variations In A, B 37, Souvenir De Paganini
Daniel Barenboim, p.
EMI 2117
4:26
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Jean-Baptiste Arban: Fantaisie & Variations On The Carnival Of Venice
Gerard Schwartz, cor.; Bill Bolcom, p.
Nonesuch 79157
7:44
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Herbert L. Clarke: Variations on Carnival of Venice
American Serenade Band/Henry Charles Smith; David Hickman, cor.
Summit 114
3:01
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Leonard Bernstein: “My House” fr. Peter Pan
Marilyn Horne, ms.; Martin Katz, p.
RCA 68771
3:11
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George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue
Columbia Symphony/Leonard Bernstein; Bernstein, p.
CBS 37242
16:35
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Speech by President Dwight D. Eisenhower
1:23

Jerry Gray: A String of Pearls (excerpt)
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Bluebird 69241
1:16
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