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Orff: Catulli Carmina; Egk: Temptation Of St Anthony / Auger, Jochum


Release Date: 04/08/2003 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 449097   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Carl OrffWerner Egk
Performer:  Arleen AugérWieslaw OchmanDame Janet Baker
Conductor:  Eugen JochumWerner Egk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper ChorusInstrumental EnsembleBavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Orff's successor for Carmina Burana is a bit like Hollywood's Rocky II, the same ingredients as before (incisive ostinatos, lyrical contrasts, a touch of grotesquerie), the formula in fact for a repeat success. Yet the melodic bursts are somehow less memorable, even if the music's vitality and interest are undeniable. But if you want Carmina II here is an outstanding version of it, finesse, balanced against sharply vibrant rhythmic enunciation, excellent soloists, and a proper sense of atmosphere.

-- Gramophone [6/1980]

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Werner Egk...is a thoroughly proficient and 'professional' composer, cultivated, almost disconcertingly versatile. The Temptation of St. Anthony (1945) is a
Read more cleverly made cantata, 13 songs on French eighteenth-century tunes and rhymes, which irreverently tell of a diabolic visitation to the saint—who jumps out of harm's way into bed, but there "il rencontra une con-, con- . . . concubine": the quotation gives some idea of the robust humours. Janet Baker sings the piece most beautifully, if not quite with the naughty sparkle that Bernard Lefort brought to the previous Oiseau-Lyre recording.

-- Gramophone [2/1967]
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Works on This Recording

1. Catulli carmina by Carl Orff
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano), Wieslaw Ochman (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Instrumental Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1943; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich 
2. La tentation de Saint Antoine by Werner Egk
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano)
Conductor:  Werner Egk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Koeckert Quartet Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946/1952; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich 

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