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Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue ()

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composed by Paul Dukas

Maurice Maeterlinck wrote his libretto for Ariane et Barbe-Bleu for Grieg, who rejected it, but Paul Dukas was delighted when it was offered to him. Completed in 1907, Dukas' opera appeared five years after Debussy's Pelléas, which it resembles in some of its text setting and in its sense of mystery. (Mélisande appears in the Dukas as one of Bluebeard's wives, but it's impossible to know if Maeterlinck had her back story in mind when he wrote the 1892 play on which Debussy based his opera. Dukas directly quotes Debussy's ...

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Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue
2007, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408068027

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