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Philharmonia Orchestra - Debussy, Bartok

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra. Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune. Bartok: Piano Concerto No 3 (soloist: Yefim Bronfman); Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in their continuing exploration of the works of Bela Bartok titled 'Infernal Dance'.

Bartok's only opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle is a dark and sinister tale of love and death. The Duke invites his new bride Judith back to his castle where she opens seven doors in turn. Each door reveals a new horror - one a bloody torture chamber, another a garden where blood stains the leaves till finally the seventh door reveals Bluebeard's three former wives, who step forward to receive Judith into their eternal imprisonment.

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3

8.10 - Interval Music

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle (semi-staged)

Yefim Bronfman (piano)
Bluebeard - Sir John Tomlinson (bass)
Judith - Michelle DeYoung (soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Philharmonia

    • Claude Debussy

      Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

      Conductor: Esa-Pekka SALONEN Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Béla Bartók

      Concerto no. 3 Sz.119 for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: Esa-Pekka SALONEN Performer: Yefim BRONFMAN - Piano Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Music Interval (with Malcolm Gillies)

  • Béla Bartók

    Sonata Sz.117 for violin solo

    Performer: Yehudi MENUHIN - Violin

    • EMI.
    • CDH-769804-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pelleas et Melisande - opera in 5 acts

    Conductor: Claudio ABBADO Performer: Francois LE ROUX - Tenor Performer: Maria EWING - Soprano Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DG RECORDS.
    • DG-4353442.
  • Philharmonia

    • Béla Bartók

      Duke Bluebeard's castle - opera in 1 act Sz.48

      Conductor: Esa-Pekka SALONEN Performer: John TOMLINSON - Bass Performer: Michelle DEYOUNG - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

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