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Eugene Ormandy - Orff - Carmina Burana (Essential Classics)

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Orff: Carmina Burana (Essential Classics)

By   Eugene Ormandy

Very Good Condition

Compared with some of the digitally recorded versions of Carmina Burana currently in circulation, this one has fairly archaic sonics. Nonetheless, the Philadelphia Orchestra is playing the tunes, and they don't miss a trick. Ormandy was never one to sensationalize a score, especially not one with so many sensations built in. Here, he simply stands back and lets his band play it, which they do quite commendably. There are a lot of "young" voices in the chorus, which is a plus in this piece, and the singing is fresh and light, both in spirit and in sound. The soloists show that you don't have to be slumming opera stars or lieder singers to do justice to the music; indeed, the lack of pretense and hot-dogging in their renditions is downright refreshing. In spite of the tape hiss and a slight graininess to the treble, the recording is spacious and well balanced. Unfortunately, there is no text, no translation. --Ted Libbey

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi. O Fortuna
  2. Fortune Plango Vulnera
  3. I. Primo Vere. Veris Leta Facies
  4. Omnia Sol Temperat
  5. Ecce Gratum
  6. Uf Dem Anger. Tanz
  7. Floret Silva
  8. Chramer, Gip Die Varwe Mir
  9. Reie
  10. Swaz Hie Gat Umbe - Chume, Chum Geselle Min - Swaz Hie Gat Umbe
  11. Were Diu Werlt Alle Min
  12. II. In Taberna: Estuans Interius
  13. Olim Lacus Colueram
  14. Ego Sum Abbas
  15. In Taberna Quando Sumus
  16. III. Cour D'amours: Amor Volat Undique
  17. Dies, Nox Et Omnia
  18. Stetit Puella
  19. Circa Mea Pectora
  20. Si Puer Cum Puellula
  21. Veni, Veni, Venias
  22. In Trutina
  23. Tempus Est Iocundum
  24. Dulcissime
  25. Blanziflor et Helena: Ave Formosissima
  26. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna (Reprise)

Product details

  • Audio CD (January 7, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • Run Time: 58 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000027P7

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