Carmina Burana (2CD SET)

Artist: Carl Orff
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060294540168
Cat No: M2CD016


Carmina Burana is Orff’s most famous composition. The staged cantata consisting of a collection of songs was based on texts from a mediaeval manuscript housed in the Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuern. Orff created incredibly dynamic music combining archaic-sounding harmony and pulsating dance-like rhythms. The powerful chorus “Fortuna” which frames the vernal, drinking and love songs has become a standalone piece, an essential component in classical compilations and frequently used in film and advertising soundtracks. This release sets it in its proper context as the first part of the Trionfi trilogy. The music calls for massive forces upon which the composer draws for maximum impact. It is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, large mixed choir, boys’ choir and vast orchestra: 3 flutes, piccolo, 3 oboes, 1 cor anglais, 3 clarinets and bass clarinet, 3 bassoons and contrabassoon, 6 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 tubas, a tremendous array of percussion (10-12 players), 3 guitars, 2 harps, celesta, 4 pianos and as many strings as can be fitted on the platform! These recordings were made in the presence of the composer and may be regarded as particularly authoritative.

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CD 1 – Carmina Burana

1. Fortuna imperatrix mundi: O fortuna
2. Fortuna imperatrix mundi: Fortune plango vulnera
3. Primo vere: Veris leta facies
4. Primo vere: Omnia sol temperat
5. Primo vere: Ecce gratum
6. Uf dem anger: Tanz
7. Uf dem anger: Floret silva nobilis
8. Uf dem anger: Chramer, gip die varwe mir
9. Uf dem anger: Reie
10.Uf dem anger: Swaz hie gat umbe
11.Uf dem anger:Chume, chum geselle min, swaz hie gat umbe
12.Uf dem anger: Were diu werlt alle min
13.In taberna: Estuans interius
14.In taberna: Olim lacus colueram
15.In taberna: Ego sum abbas
16.In taberna: Quando sumus
17.Cour d’amours: Amor volat undique
18.Cour d’amours: Dies, nox et omnia
19.Cours d’amours: Stetit puella
20.Cours d’amours: Circa mea pectora
21.Cours d’amours: Si puer cum puellula
22.Cours d’amours: Veni, veni, venias
23.Cours d’amours: In trutina
24.Cours d’amours:Tempus est locundum
25.Cours d’amours: Dulcissime
26.Blanziflor et Helena:Ave formosissima
27.Fortuna imperatrix mundi: O fortuna

(Elfride Trötschel, Paul Kuen, Hans Braun with the Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian Radio conducted by Eugen Jochum)

CD 2 – Catulli carmina, Ludi scaenici

1. Eis aiona
2. Actus 1: Odi et amo
3. Actus II: Jucundum mea vita
4. Actus III: Odi et amo
5. Exodium: Eis aiona

Annelies Kupper, Richard Holm with the Chorus and Orchestra
of Bavarian Radio conducted by Eugen Jochum

Trionfo di Afrodite, Concerto scenico

6. Canto amabeo di vergini e giovani
7. Corteo nuziale ed arrivo della sposa e dello sposo
8. Sposa e sposo
9. Invocazione dell’Imeneo: Inno all’Imeneo
10.Ludi e canti nuziale davanti al Talamo, la sposa
11.Canto di novelli sposi dal Talamo
12.Apparizione di Afrodite

(Annelies Kupper, Elisabeth Lindermeier, Elisabeth Wiese-Lange,
Richard Holm, Ratko Delarko, Kurt Böhme with the Chorus and
Orchestra of Bavarian Radio conducted by Eugen Jochum)