3 Aug 2016, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2016 Prom 25

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Prom 25: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle
19:30 Wed 3 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
Cellist Alban Gerhardt performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto before the RPO and Charles Dutoit bring Bartók’s chilling Duke Bluebeard’s Castle to the Proms.
Cellist Alban Gerhardt performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto before the RPO and Charles Dutoit bring Bartók’s chilling Duke Bluebeard’s Castle to the Proms.

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The gothic horror story of Duke Bluebeard prompted some of the most imaginative, descriptive and shocking music Bartók would write. With its huge orchestra, underpinned in this concert performance by the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ, Bartók’s score speaks of the darkness of Bluebeard’s vast castle and the cold-blooded murder of his six wives.

Under Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conjures up Bartók’s unsettling realm after Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, which the composer believed ‘outstrips the other two concertos of mine’.

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