Saturday, January 2, 2010

Orff - Carmina Burana - Jochum, Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin



Orff - Carmina Burana -
Jochum, Chor und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Vocal | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 288 MB
May 14, 1996 | DG | RapidShare


Yes, here it is folks--that irritatingly catchy chorus you first heard in the film Excalibur, or as the background music to the HBO Boxing Specials, and in zillions of other places. What it's not is the music from The Omen, which it clearly inspired. All pieces of music that feature choruses chanting in Latin are not the same (in fact, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms is much closer to The Omen than this). Orff actually wrote a lot more music, but here's a case where his reputation as a "one work" composer really is justified, for nothing else comes close in musical or popular appeal. This performance was authorized by the composer himself, and that's recommendation enough. --David Hurwitz


CD Content
Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra
Composed by Carl Orff
Performed by Orchester des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin
with Gundula Janowitz, Gerhard Stolze, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conducted by Eugen Jochum

6 comments:

  1. Another hot post by king Otto!
    Thank you so much.

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  2. Thank you for posting this fantastic music.
    I purchased it years ago.
    This version is perfect and it suffers from its own perfection. The singing of Fischer-Dieskau is so elegant that he sounds almost inharmonious with the frivolous spirit of the work.

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  3. how do we download this great recording?

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  4. click the cover to get the download link...

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  5. Dear Otto,

    Thank you so much for this outstanding version of Carmina Burana. I've just learnt that it is considered a definitive version by many.

    Live Long and Prosper
    YM

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