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Carmina Burana

Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 79/12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00


10. 4. 2018

Carl Orff : „All, what I have composed till this time, can be thrown. With Carmina Burana, my collected works begin. “

Carl Orff came from a Munich family. As a child he learned to play piano, further on organ and violoncello.

He composed several operas, scenic cantatas and other musical works. He is also author of the music for two fairy tales by brother Grimm – The Moon and The Clever Girl (Die Kluge). His most distinguished work which is also the most performed one, is a part of the Trionfi – Carmina Burana (other parts are called Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite). It was performed for the first time in Frankfurt upon Mohan in 1937 and it became to be immediately successful in Germany. (The radio acquired it after WW2).

The composition is most near to the cantata – a cyclic composition for soloists, a choir and an orchestra. It consists of six parts – songs of love, in a tavern, about spring or happiness. The work has also been quite successful in the movie industry (e.g. Excalibur, The Last of Mohicans and more).

Conductor: Adrian Kokoš
Soprano: Luisa Albrechtová
Tenor: Jozef Brindzák
Baryton: Nikolay Někrasov

Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu Bratislava
Choir: Český filharmonický sbor Brno, director prof. Petr Fiala

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