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Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle / Fischer-Dieskau, Seefried. Rafael Kubelik (rec. 1962, Lucerne Festival, live)

Album Summary

>Bartók, Béla : Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This previously unreleased 1962 Lucerne Festival live recording of Béla Bartók's only opera Bluebeard's Castle honors the centenary of the birth of conductor Rafael Kubelik (1914-1996). Legendary soloists Irmgard Seefried and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau star as Judith and Bluebeard. This newly re-mastered set is supplemented with photos and materials from the Lucerne Festival archive. "Lucerne has managed to secure the best, the ideal interpreters for these roles" - Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kunsthaus, Lucerne (08/15/1962).


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>Bartók, Béla : Bluebeard's Castle, Op. 11/Sz 48
  • Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Voice); Irmgard Seefried (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Ensemble: Swiss Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1911