Monday, 18 February 2008

Opera Monday - Barcarolle - Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Anne Sophie von Otter & Stephanie d'Oustrac

A barcarolle (from French; also Italian barcarola, barcarole) is a folk song sung by Venetian gondoliers, or a piece of music composed in that style. In classical music, the two most famous barcarolles are those by Jacques Offenbach, from his opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and Frédéric Chopin's Barcarolle in F sharp major for solo piano. wikipedia