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Orff: Carmina Burana / Jochum, Janowitz, Stolze, Et Al

Release Date: 05/14/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447437   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Carl Orff
Performer:  Gundula JanowitzGerhard StolzeDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schöneberg Boys ChoirBerlin Deutsche Oper ChorusBerlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Since its original release, Jochum's performance has consistently been a prime recommendation for this much-recorded piece. Listening to it again in the superbly remastered sound, one can easily hear why. He pays great attention to detail – particularly with regard to tempo and articulation – yet the performance as a whole has a tremendous cogent sweep and the choruses have terrific power. The more reflective sections are not neglected, however, and movements such as ''Stetit Puella'', with Janowitz sounding alluring and fey, have surely never been more sensitively handled. Stolze is ideal as the roasted swan and Fischer-Dieskau encompasses the very varied requirements of the baritone's music with ease. In spite of the presence of more than Read more 30 rivals in the catalogue, this distinguished performance, authorized by the composer and now sounding better than ever, easily retains its place at the head of the queue.

-- Gramophone [12/1995]
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Works on This Recording

Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schöneberg Boys Choir,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1967 
Venue:  UFA-Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 56 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 She takes a breath!! October 19, 2015 By Kevin D. (West Milford, NJ) See All My Reviews "No! No! In number 15, the first part of Cour d'Amours, the score clearly shows that, while the orchestra has an apostrophe(breath), the soprano does not! That's the point. She holds a long D, as many reviewers of this work have noted. Not to mention that Gerhard Stolze sounds like Alberich is still pinching his ear, and D F-D (RIP) never met a part he couldn't ham up! Ugh, stay clear of this CD." Report Abuse
 Unsurpassed/Unsurpassable Recording! August 26, 2015 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "To the comments of L. Lyons, I will only add this: 'Amen!!' This is truly one for the ages. If you enjoy powerful choral music, don't miss this fabulous DG recording!!" Report Abuse
 The best ever! July 13, 2013 By L. Lyons (San Rafael, CA) See All My Reviews "It is no wonder Orff felt this was the definitive recording of his masterpiece! The dynamics are astounding: Jochum's conducting masterful, Janowitz's soprano celestial, and Fischer-Dieskau the only baritone I have heard in the piece who actually uses a prefect baritone into high tenor falsetto. The chorus is overwhelming. Sublime!! If anyone loves this triumphant celebration of love and fate, buy this recording. You will never regret it!" Report Abuse
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