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Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle / Salonen, Stevenson, DeYoung, Tomlinson, Philharmonia

Bartkok
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 372   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla Bartók
Performer:  Michelle DeYoungJuliet StevensonJohn Tomlinson
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An unforgettable live-concert recording, selected from the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s season of works by Béla Bartók – ‘Infernal Dance’.

Sir John Tomlinson Bluebeard
Michelle DeYoung Judith
Juliet Stevenson Narrator
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Reviews of the concert from which this recording was taken: “John Tomlinson and Michelle DeYoung were vocally so commanding as to render “choreography” entirely superfluous. Tomlinson’s cavernous voice seemed to embody the very interior world of his castle - its sadness, darkness, emptiness - his Hungarian so vivid and expressive in itself that it became another sonority in Barto?k’s aural
Read more palette. He was quite extraordinary. Musically stunning ...” The Arts Desk

“The part of Judith was well taken by Michelle DeYoung but it was the portrayal of Tomlinson that stole the show. At first predatory and prowling - no one can prowl like John Tomlinson - he visibly collapsed into himself as his secrets were exposed. And never was that magnificently gnarled tone put to better use.” The Evening Standard
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Works on This Recording

1.
Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Michelle DeYoung (Mezzo Soprano), Juliet Stevenson (Speaker), John Tomlinson (Bass)
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1918; Budapest, Hungary 

Sound Samples

Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Prologue and Introduction
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Prologue and Introduction
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: First Door, Bluebeard's Torture Chamber
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: First Door, Bluebeard's Torture Chamber
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Second Door, The Armoury
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Second Door, The Armoury
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Third Door, The Treasure Room
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Third Door, The Treasure Room
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Fourth Door, The Garden
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Fourth Door, The Garden
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Fifth Door, Bluebeard?s Vast & Beautiful Kingdom
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Fifth Door, Bluebeard?s Vast & Beautiful Kingdom
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Sixth Door, The Lake of Tears
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Sixth Door, The Lake of Tears
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Seventh Door, Bluebeard?s Wives
Duke Bluebeard's Castle: Seventh Door, Bluebeard?s Wives

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