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Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11

Elena Zhidkova (Judith) & Sir Willard White (Bluebeard)

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

…Gergiev and his superlative orchestral forces and vocal soloists, supported by magnificent sound quality, present the enigmatic piece with great power, leaving us, as adequate performances always... More…
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    10th August 2009
  • BBC Music Magazine
    September 2009
    Opera Choice
  • Opera
    December 2009
    Recording of the Month



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Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11

Work length58:46
  • Valery Gergiev, Elenz Zhidkova, Sir Willard White and London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Elenz Zhidkova, London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Willard White, Valery Gergiev, Sir Willard White, Elenz Zhidkova and London Symphony Orchestra, Elenz Zhidkova, Willard White
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Valéry Gergiev

I. Prologue and Introduction

Track length15:22

II. First Door - Bluebeard's Torture Chamber

Track length4:19

III. Second Door - the Armoury

Track length4:16

IV. Third Door - the Treasury

Track length2:14

V. Fourth Door - the Garden

Track length4:31

VI. Fifth Door - Bluebeard's Vast and Beautiful Kingdom

Track length6:05

VII. Sixth Door - the Lake of Tears

Track length13:30

VIII. Seventh Door - Bluebeard's Wives

Track length8:29