About the album
'Bartók’s Bluebeard is an immensely powerful musical construction. The work is one large sound arc; time and structure are measured by the successive openings of seven doors. There is virtually no stage action. This is a psychological drama, equally effective in concert or semi-staged performance.
This 2011 live recording features Esa-Pekka Salonen, one of the most important artists in contemporary classical music, leading the Philharmonia Orchestra and a notable cast of singers.'
11Prologue and Introduction
12First Door: Bluebeard’s Torture Chamber
13Second Door: The Armoury
14Third Door: The Treasure Room
15Fourth Door: The Garden
16Fifth Door: Bluebeard’s Vast & Beautiful Kingdom
17Sixth Door: The Lake of Tears
18Seventh Door: Bluebeard’s Wives