Carl Orff's revered choral masterpiece, Carmina Burana
, mirrors the rich, seductive essence of the Andalucian exuberance and desire while flamenco stirs up the sizzling heartbeat of the region's ancient heritage.
Orff: Carmina Burana
. Sally Matthews, soprano; Lawrence Brownlee, tenor; Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Berlin Radio Chorus.
YES, you do know Carmina Burana
.It's the tingling vocal chorus used on the Old Spice ads.
A remarkable collection of the goliards' Latin poems and songs in praise of wine and riotous living was published in the late 19th century under the title Carmina Burana
, taken from the 13th-century manuscript of that title at Munich.
The King Dances, part of a double bill with Carmina Burana
, promises to be a visually striking spectacle using inventive lighting effects.
First, the orchestra, joined by the symphony's chorus and by a children's chorus, will be performing Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana
," one of the most over-the-top, dramatic and yet familiar works you'll ever hear performed.
With Mehta, Mandac did Mahler's Second Symphony, and with Ozawa it was Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana
." According to her students in New York, "that recording was the most downloaded recording of 'Carmina Burana
' [sung with Sherill Milnes].
Highlights include singing at the opening concert of the Wales Millennium Centre in 2004, several first prizes at Wales' top Eisteddfodau, performing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
at St David's Hall in conjunction with National Dance Company Wales in 2009, and reaching the finals in the Adult Category of the BBC Choir of the Year competition in 2010.
Carl Orff's famous and thunderous 20th-century choral masterwork "Carmina Burana
" soars, roars and glides.
On Saturday, November 26, the Central Hall audience was treated to a very moving, beautifully sung, Howard Goodall's Eternal Light and a vigorous Carl Orff's Carmina Burana
. The 90-strong choir, musicians and soloists all played their part and left me, and no doubt from the applause also the audience, wanting more.