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Orff: Carmina Burana; Stravinsky: Fireworks, Circus Polka / Fruhbeck De Burgos, Popp


Release Date: 01/07/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 74747   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Carl OrffIgor Stravinsky
Performer:  John NobleLucia PoppGerhard UngerRaymond Wolansky
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraNew Philharmonia ChorusWandsworth School Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Few rivals match Frühbeck de Burgos in the way he finds warmth and tenderness as well as energy in this compelling score. The soloists are first rate, notably the silver-toned Lucia Popp.

Over the years, whenever I have reviewed new versions of this much-recorded work, this vintage account from Frühbeck has provided one of the comparisons. Always I have had it reinforced not just how persuasive the performance is—colourful, dramatic, superbly sung and played with consistent resilience—but how vivid the recording remains. It is true that it cannot match the latest contenders in its frequency range, but with a warm, believable ambience, the ear compensates for that, and the balances are a great deal more
Read more convincing than on many newer accounts. In the mid-sixties few conductors matched Frühbeck in the way he drew the finest from the New Philharmonia Chorus, and this is a vintage example of his work. Few rivals match him in the way he finds warmth and tenderness as well as energy in this shallow but compelling score. The soloists are first rate too, notably the silver-toned Lucia Popp.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [5/1983]

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Works on This Recording

1.
Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer:  John Noble (Baritone), Lucia Popp (Soprano), Gerhard Unger (Tenor),
Raymond Wolansky (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1965 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Language: Latin 
2.
Fireworks, Op. 4 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1968 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
3.
Circus Polka by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1966 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 

Sound Samples

Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): O Fortuna: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): O Fortuna
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): O Fortune plango vulnera: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): O Fortune plango vulnera
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Veris leta facies: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Veris leta facies
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Omnia sol temperat: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Omnia sol temperat
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Ecce gratum: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Ecce gratum
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Tanz: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Tanz
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Floret silva: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Floret silva
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Chramer, gip die varwe mir: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Chramer, gip die varwe mir
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Reie - Swaz hie gat umbe - Chume, chum geselle min - Swaz hie gat umbe: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Reie - Swaz hie gat umbe - Chume, chum geselle min - Swaz hie gat umbe
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Were diu werlt alle min: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Were diu werlt alle min
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Estuans interius: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Estuans interius
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Olim lacus colueram: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Olim lacus colueram
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Ego sum abbas: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Ego sum abbas
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): In taberna quando sumus: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): In taberna quando sumus
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Amor volat undique: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Amor volat undique
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Dies, nox et omnia: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Dies, nox et omnia
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Stetit puella: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Stetit puella
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Circa mea pectora: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Circa mea pectora
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Si puer cum puellula: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Si puer cum puellula
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Veni, veni, venias: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Veni, veni, venias
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): In trutina: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): In trutina
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Tempus est iocundum: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Tempus est iocundum
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Dulcissime: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Dulcissime
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): Ave formosissima: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): Ave formosissima
Carmina Burana (2001 Remastered Version): O Fortuna: Carmina Burana (2001 Digital Remaster): O Fortuna
Fireworks Op. 4 (2001 Remastered Version): Fireworks Op. 4
Circus Polka (2001 Remastered Version): Circus Polka

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