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Wydawnictwo: ABC Classics
Nr katalogowy: ABC 4764225
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: wrzesień 2011
Orff: Carmina Burana
ABC Classics - ABC 4764225
Sara Macliver, soprano
Jonathan Summers, baritone
Paul McMahon, tenor
Michael Kieran Harvy, piano
Bernadette Harvey-Balkus, piano
Synergy Percussion, Sydney Children's Choir / Antony Walker.
Carmina Burana is renowned for the thrilling opening chorus, continuing on a wild journey through a barbaric world of changing fortunes and fate, love and lust, death, temptation and submission.
This is a hugely engaging recording. This version conducted by Antony Walker
(Music Director of the Pittsburgh Opera and the Washington Concert Opera), uses the pared-back forces of voices, two pianos and percussion (as prepared by Orff) to effective and stimulating effect. The oft heard dirge of heavy orchestration is banished, leaving a strong, cleanly articulated, vigorously sprung performance with some notable performances from Australian soloists Jonathon Summers, Sara Macliver and Paul McMahon and percussion group Synergy. Antony Walker shines with his command of working with such forces.
Carmina Burana is renowned for its menacing yet thrilling opening chorus - it then continues on a journey through a wild and barbaric world of changing fortunes and fate, love and lust, death, temptation and submission.
Carl Orff found the texts in 1934 in the monastery of Benediktbeuern. They are a diverse collection of poems from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The poets were often wandering students or clerics identified only by pseudonyms, but they also included reasonably distinguished poets such as Hugo of Orleans.
dawniej: ABC 4724812