Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Penderecki
Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020) conducting his oratorio "Seven Gates of Jerusalem" at the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, in 2001. Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana – Martine Reyners, Philip Defrancq, Joris Derder – Royal Chorale Caecilia Antwerp, Royal Gente Oratorio Society, Beauvarletkoor Koksijde, Children's Music Wilrijk – Kamerorkest La Passione, Paul Dinneweth (HD 1080p)














Under the baton of the Belgian conductor Paul Dinneweth, the soloists Martine Reyners (soprano), Philip Defrancq (tenor), Joris Derder (baritone), the choirs Royal Chorale Caecilia Antwerp, Royal Gente Oratorio Society, Beauvarletkoor Koksijde, Children's Music Wilrijk, and the Kamerorkest La Passione perform Carl Orff 's Carmina Burana. Recorded at De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium, in 2011.



Although some of the verses were accompanied by archaic musical notation, confirming that they were indeed meant to be sung, that notation remained largely undeciphered, leaving Orff free to imagine his own musical settings. Orff selected 24 songs, which he arranged into a prologue, an epilogue, and three parts of roughly equal length. The first part, "Primo Vere" ("In Early Spring"), presents youthful, energetic dances; the second part, "In Taberna" ("In the Tavern"), evokes drunken feasting and debauchery; and courtship and romantic love are the subject of the third part, "Cour d'Amours" ("Court of Love"). Throughout, simple orchestration, melodies, and harmonies combine with heavy rhythmic percussion to give the music a primeval, visceral character.

The best-known song from Carmina Burana is "O Fortuna" ("Oh Fortune"), which serves as both prologue and epilogue. It frames the revelry of the three main movements with a stark warning about the power of luck and fate, offering the ancient image of a wheel of fortune that deals out triumph and disaster at random. The forceful first measures are among the grandest statements in all choral literature.

Source: Betsy Schwarm (britannica.com)

 

Carl Orff (1895-1982)

♪ Carmina Burana (1935-1936)

Martine Reyners, soprano
Philip Defrancq, tenor
Joris Derder, baritone

Choirs: Royal Chorale Caecilia Antwerp, Royal Gente Oratorio Society, Beauvarletkoor Koksijde, Children's Music Wilrijk

Kamerorkest La Passione
Conductor: Paul Dinneweth

De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium, 2011

(HD 1080p)

First publication: February 5, 2014 / Last update: June 13, 2019


Martine Reyners














Philip Defrancq













Joris Derder














Carmina Burana is structured into five major sections, containing 25 movements total

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi

1. O Fortuna
2. Fortune plango vulnera

I. Primo vere

3. Veris leta facies
4. Omnia sol temperat
5. Ecce gratum

Uf dem Anger

6. Tanz
7. Floret silva nobilis 
8. Chramer, gip die varwe mir
9. Reie
10. Were diu werlt alle min

II. In Taberna

11. Estuans interius
12. Olim lacus colueram
13. Ego sum abbas
14. In taberna quando sumus

III. Cour d'amours

15. Amor volat undique
16. Dies, nox et omnia
17. Stetit puella
18. Circa mea pectora
19. Si puer cum puellula
20. Veni, veni, venias
21. In truitina
22. Tempus est iocundum
23. Dulcissime

Blanziflor et Helena

24. Ave formosissima

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi

25. O Fortuna


Paul Dinneweth




































































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See also

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana – Ylva Stenberg, Brett Sprague, Olle Persson – Brunnsbo Musikklasser, Gothenburg Symphony Choir – Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali (HD 1080p)

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