Anon: Carmina burana: songs from the original manuscript

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COMPOSERS: Anon
LABELS: L’OISEAU-LYRE
WORKS: Carmina burana: songs from the original manuscript
PERFORMER: Catherine Bott (soprano) Michael George (baritone)New London Consort/Philip Pickett
CATALOGUE NO: 443 143-2 DDD (1987-89)
Pickett and the New London Consort’s scholarly and sensitive approach to both music and text in Carmina burana (c1300) confirms this issue’s place in the catalogue. Pickett and his group always sound stylistically appropriate, and they are equally effective in their expression of religious songs, humorous drinking songs and sensuous love songs. These atmospheric performances, which boast excellent singing from soloists Bott and George, and ideal balance between voices and instruments, are further enhanced by warm, sympathetic recordings. Nicholas Rast

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