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Orff: Carmina Burana [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Carl Orff , Eugene Ormandy , Philadelphia Orchestra Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O FortunaJanice Harsanyi 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Fortune Plango VulneraJanice Harsanyi 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): I. Primo Vere: Veris Leta FaciesJanice Harsanyi 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Omnia Sol TemperatJanice Harsanyi 1:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Ecce GratumJanice Harsanyi 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Uf Dem Anger: TanzJanice Harsanyi 1:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Floret SilvaJanice Harsanyi 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Chramer, Gip Die Varwe MirJanice Harsanyi 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): ReieJanice Harsanyi 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Swaz Hie Gat Umbe; Chume, Chum Geselle Min; Swaz Hie Gat UmbeJanice Harsanyi 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Were Diu Werlt Alle MinJanice Harsanyi0:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): II. In Taberna: Estuans InteriusJanice Harsanyi 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Olim Lacus ColueramJanice Harsanyi 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Ego Sum AbbasJanice Harsanyi 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): In Taberna Quando SumusJanice Harsanyi 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae)/III. Cour D'amours: Amor Volat UndiqueJanice Harsanyi 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Dies, Nox Et OmniaJanice Harsanyi 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Stetit PuellaJanice Harsanyi 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Circa Mea PectoraJanice Harsanyi 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Si Puer Cum PuellulaJanice Harsanyi 1:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Veni, Veni, VeniasJanice Harsanyi 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): In TrutinaJanice Harsanyi 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Tempus Est IocundumJanice Harsanyi 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): DulcissimeJanice Harsanyi0:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Carmina Burana (Cantiones Profanae): Blanziflor et Helena: Ave FormosissimaJanice Harsanyi 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O FortunaJanice Harsanyi 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Catulli Carmina: Actus I (Excerpts)The Philadelphia Orchestra 7:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Catulli Carmina: Actus II (Excerpts)The Philadelphia Orchestra 6:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Catulli Carmina: Actus III (Excerpts)The Philadelphia Orchestra 7:11$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Composer: Carl Orff
  • Audio CD (February 24, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Classical / Legacy
  • ASIN: B0001ENYMG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,226 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars incomplete January 17, 2013
Format:Audio CD
It should be noted that this does not contain the complete Catulli Carmina, as both works will not fit on one disc. The prelude and postlude have been omitted, about 15 minutes total. The complete Ormandy recording of Catulli Carmina is a bit rare, but you can find both on a 2-disc 2004 release here: Orff: Carmina Burana / Catulli Carmina

This is a classic recording of Carmina Burana, and still the best, to my ears, of the many I've sampled. The shortcomings I find in other recordings are usually poor choral rhythm and odd, groove-killing rubatos along with misjudged tempos. As other reviewers here have mentioned, the tempos, pacing, and dynamics are excellent, along with the soloists. The 'amateurish' (as another reviewer describes it; perhaps 'less-refined' would be a more accurate term) sound of the choir is actually quite appropriate for the subject matter of the texts (these are not sacred texts), and works well with the overall character of the music. If you prefer a darker and more 'old-world' style performance of this work that treats it a bit more like German opera, you might check out the Jochum-conducted recording (which I've never warmed to but is considered by many to be 'definitive'), among others. Listen to the samples and make up your own mind. One last point - many, many recordings of this work by names big and small have come and gone over the years, but this one, to my knowledge, has been continually in print, so at the least one should not dismiss it lightly.
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unforgettable Musical Feast March 5, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Camina Barana

Resurrected by Karl Orff, from the caves of a Monastery in Germany, the manuscripts of a large collection of Georgian Chants were put together, re-scored into the beautiful suite represented here.

Under Eugene Normandy, there is nothing quite like it in all of music. It is music directly from the Middle Ages that touches the soul in deep unexpected ways and in unexpected areas. Although Camina Barana is in the same class as Handel's Messiah, in my estimation it is better, richer; oddly even more modern: The mixture of choral and symphonic counterpoint and musical motifs is always not just interesting but hauntingly surprising. But more than this, the music has an urgency about it that is post-Modern, relentless, taunting, agitating and compelling. It grabs the aesthetic nerves by the throat and holds on through all of the arias and symphonic explosions as if for dear life.

The suite is often performed during the Christmas holidays for some unknown reasons - maybe it's the sentimentality. On several occasions we have seen it performed in local churches. We saw it performed on stage at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. last year and it was a singularly unforgettable experience. Music rarely gets better than this and this version is the best I have heard. Five Stars
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best Carmina Burana April 6, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Eugene Ormandy directs the amazing Carmina Burana to perfection. The tempo is absolutely masterful. this is by far the best performance of Orff's masterpiece that I have ever heard.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasic recording! February 13, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Eugene Ormandy Has always inpressed, and I have many of his recordings of Him and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and this one does not disapoint in the least. Excellent choral sound, and the Orchestra displays its ever present "Ommph" under Ormandy's direction. Turn the volume way up, and enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE DEFINITIVE CARMINA BURANA ***** April 14, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
SUPERB PRODUCTION !! Eugene Ormandy conducting !! a stellar cast of musicians and vocalists !! Harve Presnell is STUNNING!! His voice is surely a gift from the gods. If you want to be LIFTED RIGHT TO THE HEAVENS, BY THIS... then BUY THIS... and ENJOY music at its scintillating best.
Submitted with the greatest pleasure
Michelle Williams
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Recording Of Carmina Burana I've heard May 21, 2012
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This is the best recording of Carmina Burana that I have heard. It's pacing is near perfect, allowing the melodic and rhythmic power of the piece to develop in full bloom.
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