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BARTOK, B.: Bluebeard's Castle [Opera] (Alsop)

    

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BARTOK, B.: Bluebeard's Castle [Opera] (Alsop)

A modern version of the old European folk-tale about the cruel, blue-bearded prince and his many disappearing wives, Bartók's oper Bluebeard's Castle is a metaphor for the impossibility of complete love between a man and a woman. A vast orchestra, one of Bartók's largest, supports the vocal lines, moving deftly from moments of chamber-music-like delicacy to massive thunderheads of sound that underline the characters' inner agony. No scene is more vividly portrayed, though, or more memorable, than the moment when Judith opens the fifth door to behold a vista looking out over all Blubeard's domains. One of the most spine-tingling moments in twentieth-century opera, a violentlydissonant wave of sound transfomrs, in an instant, to a massive C major chord in the full orchestra.

This recording was made after the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's end-of-season concert, described by The Times as 'a spectacular finale... a knockout dramatic punch; feverishly beautiful orchestral playing; two characters, the Duke and his new wife Judith, tactile and writhing, deelpy felt... Alsop inspired the Bournemouth players to excel'.


Bartok, Bela
Balazs, Bela, lyricist(s)

  A Kekszakallu herceg vara (Bluebeard's Castle), BB 62
1.   Megerkeztunk (We have arrived) (Bluebeard, Judith) 00:03:59
2.   Ez a Kekszekallu vara! (This is Bluebeard's castle!) (Judith, Bluebeard) 00:05:25
3.   Nagy csukott ajtokat latok (I see large closed doors) (Judith, Bluebeard) 00:05:23
4.   Jaj! (1. Ajto) (Oh! (Door 1)) (Judith, Bluebeard) 00:04:13
5.   Mit latsz (2. Ajto) (What do you see (Door 2)) (Bluebeard, Judith) 00:04:23
6.   O be sok kincs! (3. Ajto) (Oh, how much treasure! (Door 3)) (Judith, Bluebeard) 00:02:23
7.   Oh! Viragok! (4. Ajto) (Oh, flowers! (Door 4)) (Judith, Bluebeard) 00:04:39
8.   Nezd, hogy derul mar a varam (5. Ajto) (See how my castle brightens (Door 5)) (Bluebeard, Judith) 00:06:14
9.   Csendes feher tavat latok (6. Ajto) (I see a silent white lake (Door 6)) (Judith, Bluebeard) 00:04:42
10.   Az utolsot nem nyitom ki (I won't open the last one) (Bluebeard, Judith) 00:04:05
11.   Tudom, tudom, Kekszakallu (I know, I know, Bluebeard) (Judith, Bluebeard) 00:03:32
12.   Lasd a regi asszonyokat (7. Ajto) (Look at the women of the past (Door 7)) (Bluebeard, Judith) 00:08:46

Total Playing Time: 00:57:44






Composer(s):
Bartok, Bela

Lyricist(s):
Balazs, Bela

Conductor(s):
Alsop, Marin

Orchestra(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Belacek, Gustav; Melath, Andrea

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.660928

Barcode: 0730099692823

Physical Release: 11/2007

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