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, barcarolle
1. a Venetian boat song in a time of six or twelve quaver beats to the bar
2. an instrumental composition resembling this



the original name of the songs of Italian, primarily Venetian, boatmen (gondoliers). Later, any musical work (such as a song, piano piece, or choral piece) associated with boating.

The barcarole is sometimes called a gondola song. The music is usually light, lyric, and dreamy. The tempo is moderate, and the measure is 6/8 or 12/8. The melody of the barcarole is distinguished by its smoothness; elements of musical expressiveness are often used in the accompaniment. The composers of the most famous vocal barcaroles include Schubert and M. I. Glinka. Composers of barcaroles for the piano include Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff. Barcaroles are also found in several Italian and French operas.


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But Grimaud cunningly used Berio's Wasserklavier, sounding like a Schubert barcarolle recalled in a dream, as the introduction to a 40-minute, applause-free sequence with just a short pause between works.
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The accentuated secondary parts are juxtaposed with the intoxicating sound of the dynamically climactic brass plenums; plenty of minor details captivate the listener in the barcarolle serenade of the second movement (the rubato of the flute solo in its conclusion), in the robust furiant of the third movement and the spirited Haydn-like finale.
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In the Chopin her instinct was magical especially in a Nocturne and for sheer control nothing could touch her account of a Barcarolle.
In addition to the Nocturnes, including the posthumous C sharp minor, Arrau adds the Barcarolle in F sharp and the popular Fantaisie in F minor.
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