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Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web! It is sung by the characters Giulietta — the protagonist Hoffmann's love, a Venetian courtesan — and Nicklausse — Hoffmann's poetic muse, in disguise as his faithful male companion. Approximately a minute of musical introduction occurs before the melody appears, although a flute accompaniment figure which suggests the melody, "suspend[ing] time" and creating anticipation for the melody before it begins, is played throughout the piece.
Carl Dahlhaus cites the piece as an example of the duplicity of musical banality: in the period of Wagner , when serious opera was marked by chromaticism, Offenbach used the Barcarolle's very consonance to give a sinister feel to the act throughout which it recurs.
Dahlhaus attributes this effect to the contrast between the "physical" presence of the vocal line and the ethereal feel of the instrumental introduction, creating a "mirage. The Barcarolle does not originate in The Tales of Hoffmann ; it was written in for Offenbach's Die Rheinnixen , where it is sung as "Komm' zu uns" by the chorus of elves in the third act.
Moritz Moszkowski also wrote a virtuoso transcription of it for piano. Many subsequent films have made use of Offenbach's music for the Barcarolle, most famously Life Is Beautiful The piece, which in this film represents European culture as contrasted with Fascist oppression, is used diegetically , first in a scene where Guido sees Dora, the woman he loves, at the opera, and later when Guido plays the piece through the concentration camp on a record player and Dora, now his wife, hears it.
Blues , where a jazzed-up version becomes the tune for Elvis Presley 's "Tonight is so Right for Love";  Dad's Army "Time on my Hands", , where it is identified as a "German" classical song with a swing rhythm;  Margaret ,  and Midnight in Paris Nuit plus douce que le jour! Versez-nous vos caresses! Donnez-nous vos baisers! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Duet from the opera The Tales of Hoffmann.
It Only Happens Once. Liza All the Clouds'll Roll Away. I'm in the Mood for Love. Too Marvelous for Words. Just Another Blues. Wouldn't You Like to Know. Bring Another Drink.
The Old Music Master. After You've Gone. Ain't Misbehavin'. Penthouse Serenade When We're Alone. The Lonesome Road. Gone with the Draft.
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