Join us for a special lecture and piano performance for our March Coffee @ Ten with local pianist Tawnya Morse. Tawnya will be discussing the origins, influences, and characteristics of the barcarolle as a genre, first and somewhat briefly, in the area of vocal music, before delving into the repertoire of piano barcarolles. The latter are particularly varied in their styles and content, which leads to the conclusion that the barcarolle is less a true musical genre than an idea. As such, it is adaptable to any purpose a composer could wish. In illustration of this, Tawnya will examine Ned Rorem’s collection of three barcarolles in terms of their structural and thematic unity as well as their specifically barcarolian and non-barcarolian elements.
Tawyna will be performing three works in full:
Chopin’s Barcarolle in F# Major, op. 60
Faure’s Barcarolle in A Minor, op. 26
Liszt’s Gondoliera, S. 162 from Années de Pèlerinage II, Supplement
She will also play several smaller works in full or in part throughout the lecture, including Mendelssohn’s boat songs, Granados’ barcarola, Ned Rorem’s three barcarolles, and Tchaikowsky’s "June."
Coffee @ Ten is our free monthly lecture series. Enjoy complimentary baked goods and coffee generously sponsored by Roast & Toast Coffee and Cafe.