Orff - Carmina Burana - Jarvi

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Carl Orff (1895-1982)

Carmina Burana

Kiera Duffy (soprano), Marco Panuccio (tenor) & Daniel Schmutzhard (baritone)
MDR Sinfonieorchester, Rundfunkchor & Kinderchor, Kristjan Järvi

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, his most popular and impressive work, has celebrated worldwide success and recognition since its debut premiere in 1937 (Shortly after the greatly successful premiere, Orff wrote the following letter to his publisher, Schott Music: "Everything I have written to date, and which you have, unfortunately, printed, can be destroyed. With Carmina Burana, my collected works begin."

Carmina Burana is a monumental cantata in three parts whose title refers to the Benediktbeuren Monastery in the Bavarian Alps where manuscripts of medieval songs from all of Europe were discovered in 1803 - composer Orff employed the texts of a number of these for his composition.

Estonian-born and American-raised, conductor Kristjan Järvi is a unique musical personality pushing classical music borders with fresh ideas, charisma and technical prowess.

Järvi, as the visionary conductor he is, interprets Carmina Burana in his own, characteristic way and manages to introduce fresh ideas and an incomparable style to the recording.

Järvi has combined his classical roots and affinity for traditional repertoire with an infectious enthusiasm for creating original programs; propelling classical concert halls around the globe into the 21st Century.

Järvi is a passionate recording artist with 30 albums to his credit. He has received a list of accolades, including a Swedish Grammy for Best Opera Performance, the German Record Critics Prize for Best Album and a Grammy Nomination.