Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The New York Philharmonic's Hungarian Echoes Festival brings conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the music of Haydn, Bartók and Ligeti to Avery Fisher Hall. Ligeti’s Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto) is a wild and woolly trek through Transylvanian tunes, including a blazing gypsy fiddle solo for the concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow.

Haydn's Symphony No. 7, Le Midi, strikes a comparatively genial note, before Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle. This colorful, psychologically acute one-act opera features soprano Michelle DeYoung leading the cast of singers.

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