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BluebeardConcert performance

Várkert BazárYbl Miklós tér, Budapest, Central Hungary, 1013, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Sunday 03 April 202219:30
Festival: Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks
Programme
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)Duke Bluebeard's Castle (concert performance of jazz version)

For over a decade, Péter Sárik and his trio have worked towards making difficult genres and composers, like jazz and Béla Bartók, more accessible for audiences. “I think it is extremely important to preserve the work of perhaps the most important composer of our country, to take it further and to introduce it to the widest possible range of listeners, who will hopefully fall in love with it. It is my conviction and experience that if we perform the works directly, informally, by breaking down the rigid forms, then we can get new, honest fans for jazz and Bartók, who will adore these treasures.” (Péter Sárik)

While Bluebeard’s Castle is a popular work on the opera stage today, many find Bartók’s piece too modern and abstract, difficult to enjoy. This work has been performed by many, in diverse interpretations, but it has not received the jazz treatment until now, which makes this production a first in the world.

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