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The Barcarolle

Hiroaki Takenouchi (piano)

This programme takes as its central theme the Barcarolle, a genre which originally stems from traditional songs sung by Venetian gondoliers, and is characterised particularly by lilting rhythms in compound time. Hiroaki will perform Barcarolles by Rachmaninov, Sherwood and Chopin, alongside other works which typify the genre, including Liszt’s solo piano arrangement of Schubert’s song ‘Auf der Wasser zu singen’, in which the narrator muses on passing time while drifting in a boat on the water.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Sonata no. 9 in D major, K. 311
Franz Schubert – Four Impromptus D. 899
Franz Schubert, arr. Liszt – Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Percy Sherwood – Barcarole no. 2 in D major, op. 24
Sergey Rachmaninov – Barcarolle in G minor, from 7 Morceaux de salon, op. 10
Dorothy Howell – Boat Song
Frédéric François Chopin – Barcarolle in F sharp major, op. 60
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