Bluebeard and His Wives in the Age of Empowerment

dukas_small.jpgBy Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 8 October 2005]
Pity Paul Dukas. He seems fated to be remembered only for his miraculous and ubiquitous 1897 score, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” immortalized in Disney’s “Fantasia.” But in his day Dukas, who died in 1935 in Paris, was a highly respected composer, teacher and critic, though his catalog of completed works is inexplicably meager.