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Carl Orff

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Riccardo Muti so impressed composer Carl Orff with his 1980 'Carmina Burana' performance that Orff reworked some tempo and dynamic markings in the score to hew to Muti's interpretation.

October 3, 2012 Hear Riccardo Muti leading composer Carl Orff's lusty masterpiece.

Interviews & Profiles

Carmina Burana

April 27, 2009 Carl Orff transformed bawdy medieval poetry into one of the 20th century's most popular works.

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November 11, 2006 The music mixes huge forces and a single voice, juxtaposing majesty and intimacy with ease.

November 11, 2006 The 1937 composition remains one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire.

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Electronic artists such as Mason Bates (pictured above), Aphex Twin and Tiësto have blended classical music into their dance beats.

October 24, 2013 From pulsating techno to a sublime adagio, what happens when two opposite musical realms collide.

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Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

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  • Album: Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
  • Artist: Eugen Jochum
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1995
 

Carmina Burana: Medieval Poems and Songs

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  • Album: Carmina Burana: Medieval Poems and Songs
  • Artist: Various Artists