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Charles Dutoit conducts Mozart and Bartók featuring mezzo-soprano Ildikó Komlósi and baritone Matthias Goerne

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This second program celebrating Charles Dutoit's 80th birthday juxtaposes music of Mozart and Bartók. First performed in 1918, Bartók's one-act, two-character Bluebeard's Castle, his only opera, pairs a lush and exotic score with a psychologically penetrating libretto by Béla Balázs. Its seven tableaux correspond to seven doors opened by Bluebeard's new bride Judith, each scene a catalyst for the composer's fantastical musical imagination. Opening the program is Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, the first of the composer's final trio of symphonies composed in quick succession in the summer of 1788.

Featured Performers

Ildikó   Komlósi, mezzo-soprano (Judith) Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano (Judith) Matthias   Goerne, baritone (Bluebeard) Matthias Goerne, baritone (Bluebeard)
Program Notes Audio
MOZART - Symphony No. 39 (33 min)
BARTÓK - Bluebeard’s Castle^ (60 min)

^Hungarian with English supertitles
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