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also bar·ca·rolle  (bär′kə-rōl′)
1. A Venetian gondolier's song with a rhythm suggestive of rowing.
2. A composition imitating a Venetian gondolier's song.

[French, from Italian barcaruola, from barcaruolo, gondolier, from barca, boat, from Latin; see bark3.]
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Noun1.barcarolle - a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliersbarcarolle - a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
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The next dance was beginning; it was the Barcarolle out of Hoffman, which made Helen beat her toe in time to it; but she felt that after such a compliment it was impossible to get up and go, and, besides being amused, she was really flattered, and the honesty of his conceit attracted her.
Sonya was sitting at the clavichord, playing the prelude to Denisov's favorite barcarolle. Natasha was preparing to sing.
4 will feature soprano Solange Sior and mezzo-soprano Karen Archbold, who will perform the "Barcarolle" ("Belle Nuit") from the "Tales of Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach.
And it's 200 years since the birth of composer Jacques Offenbach so the audience can enjoy his Can-Can and Barcarolle, and also it is two centuries since Franz von Suppe was born so the theme from his Light Cavalry overture will be played.
The first song is a gentle barcarolle, the second is lively larghetto mosso, where the piano paints the hesitant movement of the birds who alight but do not eat the crumbs.
James Parakilas's "The Barcarolle and the Barcarolle'.
The stormy Allegro non troppo movement grabbed one's attention, but it was in the contrasting central Andantino quasi allegretto movement that we were back in fairy-tale land as the soloist sings a soothing barcarolle over gentle string accompaniment.
In the second half, Lee An-sam's three compositions will be performed along with three more gagok pieces followed by foreign repertoires such as Georges Bizet's "Ouvre Ton Coeur" from the opera "Ivan IV," Jacques Offenbach's "Barcarolle" from the opera "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" and the famous popera song "You Raise Me Up" made popular by Josh Groban.
I will be playing all the pieces I recorded in my new album, which will be released very soon, including Liszt B minor Sonata and Chopin Impromptus, as well as [some] favourites such as Chopin Barcarolle and Scherzo."
23 quartet), they approach it with respect and graciousness (see, for example, the barcarolle finale of op.
Her song undulated like a lullaby against the pulsating rhythm of a barcarolle (boat song) that Najib on the piano eloquently crafted with the running passages flutist Maigue essayed.