Orff: Carmina Burana

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LABELS: RCA Victor Gold Seal
WORKS: Carmina Burana
PERFORMER: Evelyn Mandac, Stanley Kolk, Sherrill MilnesNew England Conservatory Chorus/Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa
CATALOGUE NO: 07863 565332 ADD (1969)
Ozawa’s Carmina Burana confirms Orff’s own view of the music: ‘The simpler and more significant the utterance, the more direct and striking is the effect.’ The performance is thoroughly idiomatic, while the preference for slower tempi in many sections emphasises the detail and colour of the scoring, features which are aided by a recording which has transferred well from its analogue original. With full documentation, including texts and translations, this disc is a real bargain. Terry Barfoot