This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.
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
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
Works on This Recording
Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Celestina Casapietra (Soprano),
Horst Hiestermann (Tenor),
Karl-Heinz Stryczek (Bass)
Leipzig Radio Chorus,
Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Dresden Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936; Germany
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