Orff: Carmina Burana


© 2014 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 2014 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 6
April 2013.

Producer: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions

Engineer: Mike Clements, K&A Productions

Publisher: Schott Music GmbH & Co. Kg, Mainz

Total playing time 60:46

DDD Stereo

Released March 2014

CD: Orff: Carmina Burana

Orff Carmina Burana

Hans Graf conductor
Sarah Tynan soprano
Andrew Kennedy tenor
Rodion Pogossov baritone
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir
Trinity Boys Choir
Neville Creed, Gillian Plummer chorus masters
Pieter Schoeman leader

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is an infectious and brilliantly orchestrated work, combining gloriously bawdy vulgarity and moments of touching beauty. The inspiration for the work struck Orff in 1935 when he encountered a vivid set of medieval poems charting the outlandish pursuits of hedonistic students and monks. Written purely for entertainment in vernacular Latin, medieval French and German, the satirical texts poked fun at what they saw as a hypocritical church, before indulging in erotic fantasy and pondering ideas of fate and fortune.

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