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Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle - Charles Kilpatrick (staging); John Tomlinson (bass); Sally Burgess (mezzo-soprano); Simon Lindley (organ);...
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  1. Duke Bluebeard's Castle (A kékszakkallú Herceg Vára), opera in one act, Sz. 48, BB 62 (Op. 11)
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Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, like any other opera performed in English and not its original language, depends on three things for its success: how good the text sounds sung in translation, how well the performers project the music's atmosphere, and, as always, how impressively the sound reproduces the performance. In the case of this translation by John Lloyd Davies, the text sounds just fine sung in English, a little stilted here and there with some odd stresses and accents, perhaps, but overall, Davies catches the tone of ...

Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle 2006, Chandos

UPC: 095115313329