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Orff: Carmina Burana / Kegel, Casapietra, Hiestermann, Stryczek

Release Date: 11/02/2010 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 420713   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Orff
Performer:  Celestina CasapietraHorst HiestermannKarl-Heinz Stryczek
Conductor:  Herbert Kegel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio ChorusLeipzig Radio Symphony OrchestraDresden Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Kegel made something of a specialism of Carmina Burana. There is an even older version included in the Kegel celebration box reviewed by me a month or so ago. This 1970s one has all the bustle, light-footedness, raucousness, coarseness and rapture you could want. The women's contributions swoon and dance with grace. The men are rowdy, leering and serenading. Kegel takes the quick sections very quickly and there is some split-second precision work with the orchestra especially in Primo vere. Stryczek is a wonderful baritone - listen to him in Estuans interius. In In taberna quando sumus the men's choir viciously wrap their lips almost scornfully around some of the most sharply etched word-setting in Western music. Casapietra attacks with Read more clean rapture the Stetit puella and, though tested by the ionospheric demands of Dulcissime, passes with distinction, delicacy, steadiness and poetic sensitivity. Time after time spatial effects are explored to brilliant effect. The best illustration is Veni, veni venias.

-- Rob Barnet, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer:  Celestina Casapietra (Soprano), Horst Hiestermann (Tenor), Karl-Heinz Stryczek (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert Kegel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Dresden Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 

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