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Orff: Carmina Burana / Petibon, Gerhaher, Harding


Release Date: 09/21/2010 
Label:  Imports   Catalog #: 001456102  
Composer:  Carl Orff
Performer:  Hans Werner BunzPatricia PetibonChristian Gerhaher
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys ChoirBavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Daniel Harding conducts one of the most popular pieces of the classical canon: Carl Orff's cantata, Carmina Burana, a composition that continually attracts an audience both inside and outside of classical music. The superb trio of vocal soloists are soprano Patricia Petibon, tenor Hans-Werner Bunz, and baritone Christian Gerhaher.

“***** [I]t's the tremendous punch and crispness of the chorus and orchestra (the brass and percussion are on fire) that makes this version outstanding, aided and abetted by DG's superb engineering.” – Classic FM Magazine

The chorus and orchestra are key contributors, delivering their parts with compelling energy and control… [T]he eagle-eared will spot some unusual interpretative
Read more touches, such as the curtailed pauses in "Ecce gratum"… Gerhaher is superb as the Abbas Cucaiensis.

– Gramophone [11/2010]

Overall this is a Carmina Burana for those convinced that the work is irredeemably vulgar: Harding finds a wider range of color and refinement than almost any other conductor.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

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Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer:  Hans Werner Bunz (Tenor), Patricia Petibon (Soprano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An Audiophile's Carmina Burana August 25, 2015 By owen  r. (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "I've never known quite what to make of this work. Perhaps that is because, with a few exceptions, I am not a fan of the vocal arts. Also, at times, this piece seems a bit drawn out to me. Maybe too much of a good thing. In any case this CD is slated to replace the other one I have. This recording provides an engaging fantasy sound world of Orff's ''catchy'' tunes. The orchestra and choir provide a rhapsodic and propulsive performance that is bound to send the audiophile into an estatic state of bliss. I notice that since ordering this CD it is now listed as unavailable. This is unfortunate because it is a unique performance and recording. Worth hunting down!" Report Abuse
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