Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

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1 Carmina Burana: Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna 2:17 $2.49 Buy
2 Carmina Burana: Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Fortune plango vulnera 2:20 $2.49 Buy
3 Carmina Burana: I. Primo vere: Veris leta facies 3:06 $2.49 Buy
4 Carmina Burana: I. Primo vere: Omnia sol temperat 1:43 $2.49 Buy
5 Carmina Burana: I. Primo vere: Ecce gratum 2:29 $2.49 Buy
6 Carmina Burana: Uf dem anger: Tanz 1:31 $2.49 Buy
7 Carmina Burana: Uf dem anger: Floret Silva 2:43 $2.49 Buy
8 Carmina Burana: Uf dem anger: Chramer, gip die varwe mir 2:49 $2.49 Buy
9 Carmina Burana: Uf dem anger: Reie 3:53 $2.49 Buy
10 Carmina Burana: Uf dem anger: Were diu werlt alle min 0:50 $2.49 Buy
11 Carmina Burana: II. In taberna: Estuans interius 2:10 $2.49 Buy
12 Carmina Burana: II. In taberna: Olim lacus colueram 2:59 $2.49 Buy
13 Carmina Burana: II. In taberna: Ego sum abbas 1:18 $2.49 Buy
14 Carmina Burana: II. In taberna: In taberna quando sumus 2:44 $2.49 Buy
15 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: Amor volat undique 2:34 $2.49 Buy
16 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: Dies, nox et omnia 1:39 $2.49 Buy
17 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: Stetit puella 1:27 $2.49 Buy
18 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: Circa mea pectora 1:50 $2.49 Buy
19 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: Si puer cum puellula 0:49 $2.49 Buy
20 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: Veni, veni, venias 0:55 $2.49 Buy
21 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: In trutina 1:46 $2.49 Buy
22 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: Tempus est iocundum 2:09 $2.49 Buy
23 Carmina Burana: III. Cour d'amours: Dulcissime 0:34 $2.49 Buy
24 Carmina Burana: Blanziflor et Helena: Ave formosissima 1:46 $2.49 Buy
25 Carmina Burana: Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna 2:55 $2.49 Buy

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Recorded live at the Barbican Centre in November 2007, Richard Hickox conducts Carl Orff’s immensely popular dramatic cantata Carmina Burana with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and soloists, Barry Banks, Laura Claycomb and Christopher Maltman.
Orff is reputed to have declared around the time of Carmina’s first performance, ‘Everything I have written to date, and which you have printed, can be destroyed. With Carmina Burana, my collected works begin.’ He had a strong interest in theatrical presentations and conceived the work as a pageant. The idea came to Orff in 1935 when he encountered an edition of medieval songs edited by the poet Johann Schmeller. The vivid and colourful songs were those sung by the goliards – hedonistic students and traveling monks who celebrated their riotous pursuits in bawdy and profane poetry. The 24 ‘cantiones profanae’ chosen by Orff were translated and the composer set them to music for three vocal soloists, three choirs and a large orchestra featuring triple woodwind, two pianos and no fewer than five percussionists.

The score’s combination of gloriously infectious vulgarity interspersed with moments of genuine beauty has assured it an unquestionable position as one of the most popular of all twentieth-century choral works.

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"The Chandos engineers have worked wonders with the Barbican's tricky acoustic, providing vivid sound allowing a wealth of orchestral detail to be heard¦ the dynamic range is enormous¦ The soloists make a fine trio¦ The choral contribution is excellent throughout." - Gramophone