Berliner Philharmoniker/Simon Rattle: Carl Orff - Carmina Burana
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Berliner Philharmoniker/Simon Rattle: Carl Orff - Carmina Burana

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Cast: Sally Matthews, Lawrence Brownlee, Christian Gerhaher

     
 

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20th Century German composer Carl Orff's 1937 dramatic cantata Carmina Burana receives a New Year production from the Berlin Philharmonic in this classical release, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. The program also features interpretations of Beethoven's "Overture 'Leonore No. 3,'" and George Friedric Handel's "'Hallelujah' Chorus," here arranged by Sir Eugene

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20th Century German composer Carl Orff's 1937 dramatic cantata Carmina Burana receives a New Year production from the Berlin Philharmonic in this classical release, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. The program also features interpretations of Beethoven's "Overture 'Leonore No. 3,'" and George Friedric Handel's "'Hallelujah' Chorus," here arranged by Sir Eugene Gooseens. Simon Halsey serves as chorus master. Performing soloists include soprano Sally Matthews, tenor Lawrence Brownlee and baritone Christian Gerhaher.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2010
UPC:
0880242536785
Original Release:
2004
Source:
Euroarts
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
57,241

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Berliner Philharmoniker/Simon Rattle: Carl Orff - Carmina Burana
1. Opening [1:08]
2. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 [15:29]
3. Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna [3:04]
4. Orff: Carmina Burana / Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Fortune Plango Vulnera [2:36]
5. I. Primo Vere: Veris Leta Facies [4:00]
6. I. Primo Vere: Omnia Sol Temperat [2:16]
7. I. Primo Vere: Ecce Gratum [2:34]
8. Uf Dem Anger: Tanz [1:42]
9. Uf Dem Anger: Floret Silva Nobilis [3:18]
10. Uf Dem Anger: Chramer, Gip Die Varwe Mir [3:01]
11. Uf Dem Anger: Reie [4:33]
12. Uf Dem Anger: Were Diu Werlt Alle Min [:55]
13. II. In Taberna: Estuans Interius [2:26]
14. II. In Taberna: Olim Lacus Colueram [3:18]
15. II. In Taberna: Ego Sum Abbas [1:32]
16. II. In Taberna: In Taberma Quando Sumus [3:33]
17. III. Cour D'Amours: Amor Volat Undique [3:39]
18. III. Cour D'Amours: Dies, Nox Et Omnia [2:32]
19. III. Cour D'Amours: Stetit Puella [2:08]
20. III. Cour D'Amours: Circa Mea Pectora [2:01]
21. III. Cour D'Amours: Si Puer Cum Puellula [:53]
22. III. Cour D'Amours: Veni, Veni, Venias [:57]
23. III. Cour D'Amours: In Trutina [2:18]
24. III. Cour D'Amours: Tempus Est Iocundum [2:29]
25. III. Cour D'Amours: Dulcissime [:45]
26. Blaziflor et Helena: Ave, Formosissima [1:54]
27. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna [5:18]
28. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Introduction by Sir Simon Rattle [1:07]
29. Handel, Arr. E. Goossens: 'Hallelujah' Chorus [5:13]
30. Credits [1:09]

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Berliner Philharmoniker/Simon Rattle: Carl Orff - Carmina Burana 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Matthew15 More than 1 year ago
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker give outstanding performances in this recording from the final day of 2004, recently released on Blu-ray.  The concert begins with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, which is given a straightforward orchestral treatment, without too much bombast.  The final piece, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus (in an arrangement by Sir Eugene Goossens), is presented to the audience with a brief explanatory narrative by the conductor as to why this piece was chosen to follow the evening’s headlining work.  Sir Simon wittily moves from German to English (classical music fans should get the joke when they hear it). The Beethoven and Handel pieces bookend Carl Orff’s secular cantata, Carmina Burana.  The Rundfunkchor Berlin gives a powerful vocal performance, and soloists Sally Matthews, Lawrence Brownlee, and Christian Gerhaher cannot be faulted.  Dramatic lighting changes are made in the concert hall between some movements of the Carmina, perhaps for dramatic effect.  The colors in the lighting are unobtrusive during this piece, but the blue tints are especially harsh and distracting during the performances of the Leonore and Hallelujah.  Sadly, the only audio option available on the Blu-ray is 2.0 PCM Stereo.  Also, small white pixels appear every once in a while (rather infrequently, but enough to make me take notice).  In other words, the video doesn’t do much justice for the terrific performance.