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 thanRead 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.
Carmina buranaby Carl Orff Performer:
Gundula Janowitz (Soprano),
Gerhard Stolze (Tenor),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
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
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
The best ever!July 13, 2013By 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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