BARCAROLLE

Latest update on 03/06/2016

Artist: Infantry Regiment #8
Author: Jacques Offenbach
Label: Victor
Year: 1902

Instrumental. Originally composed as overture (Elves' song) in opera Les Fées du Rhin (Die Rhein Nixen) in 1864. Same melody recycled as aria Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour in Les Contes d'Hoffman, first staged (posthumously) in 1881 (libretto by Jules Barbier & Michel Carré). A barcarolle is a song set to the rhythm of Venetian gondoliers rowing.

Covers:

1906:

Sousa's Band

1906:

Friedrich Kark

1909:

Geraldine Farrar & Antonio Scotti

1914:

Maud Powell

1916:

John McCormack [with Fritz Kreisler on violin]

1933:

Comedian Harmonists [as Schöne Nacht, O Liebesnacht]

1937:

Tommy Dorsey [swing version]

1940:

Frankie Carle

1945:

King Cole Trio

1948:

Camille Howard

1949:

Andrews Sisters [as Lovely Night]

1957:

Edmundo Ros

1960:

Elvis Presley [in Tonight Is So Right For Love in film G.I. Blues; no kidding (see also: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald)]

1961:

Gerd Böttcher [as Adieu, leb wohl, goodbye]

1962:

Electric Johnny & The Skyrockets [instrumental Indo-rock]

1963:

Bob Benny [as Droom Van Mij]

1964:

Jerry Vale [as On And On]

1968:

Donald Peers [in Please Don't Go; n°3 UK]

1969:

Eddy Arnold [idem]

1996:

Helmut Lotti [as Hold Me Tight]

2003:

Brave Combo

Copyright problems blocked the European release of this song on the G.I. Blues soundtrack. The European Tonight Is So Right For Love is set to a different tune: that of Johann Strauss Jr.'s Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald That's the version on Elvis box set Platinum - A Life In Music. Ferrucio Giannini's Barcarolle (Berliner - 1896) was his own composition.

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