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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Orff, Carl  (Composer)
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  Наименование CD :
   Carmina Burana



Год издания : 1991

Компания звукозаписи : London, Decca, Aquarius, (ru)

Время звучания : 58:11

Код CD : AVQR 077-2

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Classics (Popular)      

San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Girl Chorus, San Francisco Boys Chorus

Либретто (ru)

Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra

Already 38 when he began composing Carmina Burana - Songs from Benediktbeuern - Orff was nearly 42 when it finally was produced. Despite the co-title "Secular Songs," he designed the work as a theater piece, a "scenic cantata" to be danced as well as sung and played. In addition to soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists, large, small, and boys' choruses, Carmina Burana is scored for triple winds and brass, five timpani, percussion for six players, celesta, two pianos, and strings. Bertil Wetzelsberger conducted the premiere on June 8, 1937, at Frankfurt am Main.

The texts were written mostly by goliards, itinerant scholars, and lapsed clerics during the Middle Ages - medieval hippies, as it were, with skinheads mixed in. Preserved in a thirteenth century manuscript, these were discovered at a Bavarian monastery near the Passion Play town of Oberammergau in 1803 (Burana is a Latin neologism for Beuern, later Bayern: Bavaria in English). Written in low Latin, old German, and medieval French, most of the texts - variously bawdy, sensuous, comic, mock-tragic, but usually erotic - mock government and the church.

Carmina Burana is comprised of 26 sections in mostly major keys. A two-song choral Prolog, "Fortuna imperatrix mundi" (Fortune, Empress of the World), is about the ever-turning Wheel of Fortune that lifts man up only to cast him down. The next 22 sections are divided into three unequal parts.

First comes "Primo vere" (In springtime), nine frolicsome numbers that begin with small choir, then baritone solo, then full chorus. The concluding six are subtitled "Uf dem Anger" (On the lawn), commencing with a dance for orchestra; then a languorous waltz in for large and small choruses; another amatory adventure for both choruses to the accompaniment of sleigh bells and plucked violas; an ABA round dance that becomes Allegro molto midway, and finally a brief Allegro introduced by brass fanfares.

Next the music moves indoors - "In taberna" (In the tavern) - for a quartet of secular songs in praise of gluttony and drunkenness. A besotted goliard enumerates his amatory history, followed by a swan bewailing its mortality (in the person of a high tenor) while roasting on a spit. A tipsy abbot comes forward next, leading to a seditious melee for tipsy male choristers.

The concluding third is "Cour d'amours" (The court of love), whose ten parts tend to brevity; yet even when the music seems chaste, texts or subtexts are sexual, beginning with boys' chorus and a lovelorn soprano. After them, the solo baritone voices a courtier's despair. The soprano follows with "Stetit puella," about a pretty girl in a red tunic. The baritone sings a tale of planned seduction with choral punctuation, setting up the comedic encounter of male choristers and a maiden, a cappella. A lovestruck double chorus follows with piano/percussion accompaniment. The soprano's "In trutina" is torn between love and modesty, only to be overwhelmed by an erotic concatenation of everyone (excepting roasted solo tenor), pierced by the soprano's stratospheric "Dulcissime" (most sweet one, I give my all to you). The culmination of "Cour d'amours" is "Banziflor et Helena," another paean to Venus triumphant over virtue. Finally there's the repetition of "Fortuna, imperatrix mundi."

- Roger Dettmer (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Herbert Blomstedt (Conductor)
John Daniecki (Tenor Voice)
Kevin McMillan (Baritone Voice)
Lynne Dawson (Soprano Voice)


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   1 O Fortuna         0:02:31 Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi
   2 Fortune Plango Vulnera         0:02:42 -"-
   3 Veris Leta Facies         0:03:24 Primo Vere
   4 Omnia Sol Temperat         0:02:03 -"-
   5 Ecce Gratum         0:02:43 -"-
   6 Tanz         0:01:46 Uf Dem Anger
   7 Floret Silva Nobilis         0:02:51 -"-
   8 Chramer, Gip Die Varwe Mir         0:03:29 -"-
   9 Reie         0:04:02 -"-
   10 Were Diu Werlt Alle Min         0:00:53 -"-
   11 Estuans Interius         0:02:18 In Taberna
   12 Olim Iacus Colueram         0:03:34 -"-
   13 Ego Sum Abbas         0:01:36 -"-
   14 In Taberna Quando Sumus         0:02:58 -"-
   15 Amor Volat Undigue         0:03:07 Cours D'amour
   16 Dies, Nox Et Omnia         0:02:22 -"-
   17 Stetit Puella         0:01:49 -"-
   18 Circa Mea Pectora         0:02:02 -"-
   19 Si Puer Cum Puellula         0:00:55 -"-
   20 Veni, Veni, Venias         0:00:57 -"-
   21 In Trutina     T       0:02:34 -"-
   22 Tempus Est Jocundum         0:02:24 -"-
   23 Dulcissime         0:00:44 -"-
   24 Ave Formosissima         0:01:47 Blanziflor Et Helena
   25 O Fortuna         0:02:41 Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi

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