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Orff: Carmina Burana / Ozawa, New England Conservatory Chorus, BSO


Release Date: 04/05/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68960  
Composer:  Carl Orff
Performer:  Sherrill MilnesEvelyn MandacStanley Kolk
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraNew England Conservatory ChorusNew England Conservatory Children's Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ozawa's Carmina Burana confirms Orff’s own view of the music: 'The simpler and more significant the utterance, the more direct and striking is the effect.' The performance is thoroughly idiomatic, while the preference for slower tempi in many sections emphasises the detail and colour of the scoring, features which are aided by a recording which has transferred well from its analogue original. With full documentation, including texts and translations, this disc is a real bargain.

Performance: 5 (out of 5); Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Terry Barfoot, BBC Music Magazine
Ozawa's Carmina Burana confirms Orff’s own view of the music: 'The simpler and more significant the utterance, the more direct and striking is the effect.' The performance is thoroughly idiomatic, while the preference for slower tempi in many sections emphasises the detail and colour of the scoring, features which are aided by a recording which has transferred well from its analogue original. With full documentation, including texts and translations, this disc is a real bargain.

Performance: 5 (out of 5); Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Terry Barfoot, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Evelyn Mandac (Soprano), Stanley Kolk (Tenor)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  New England Conservatory Chorus,  New England Conservatory Children's Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 

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