Title
Ariane et Barbe-bleue
Composer
Paul Dukas 1865-1935
Librettist
Maurice Maeterlinck
Performer
Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet  (sopraan) José Van Dam 1940- (bariton) Patricia Bardon  (mezzosopraan) Gemma Coma-Alabert  (mezzosopraan) Beatriz Jiménez  (sopraan) Elena Copons  (sopraan) Salomé Haller  (sopraan) Alba Valldaura Pierpaolo Palloni  (bas) Xavier Martinez  (tenor) Dimitar Darlev  (bas) Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Director
Claus Guth
Conductor
Stéphane Denève
Publisher
Opus Arte, 2013
1 dvd-video + boekje
Recording date
2011
Playing time
120 min.
Note
Ondertiteling: Engels, Frans, Duits, Spaans, Italiaans, Catalaans, Japans en Koreaans
EAN
0809478010982
CDR
DCD1223

About Paul Dukas

Paul Abraham Dukas (French: [dykas]; 1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man of retiring personality, he was intensely self-critical, having abandoned and destroyed many of his compositions. His best-known work is the orchestral piece The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier), the fame of which has eclipsed that of his other surviving works. Among these are the opera Ariane et Barbe-bleue, his Symphony in C and Piano Sonata in E-flat minor, the Variations, Interlude and Finale on a Theme by Rameau (for solo piano), and a ballet, La Péri.

At a time when French musicians were divided into conservative and progressive factions, Dukas adhered to neither but retained the admiration of both. His compositions were influenced by composers including Beethoven, Berlioz, Franck, d'Indy an…Read more on Wikipedia