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Őrs Kisfaludy reprises his commanding Prologue (which it delights me that Levine retains even in concert performance).
From time to time, you heard someone leave the Hall, a little noisily. So tickled was I, though, at the thought of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle punctuated by a series of shutting doors, I didn’t have it in me to be annoyed at the squeamish patrons . . . .