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Electronic artists such as Mason Bates (pictured above), Aphex Twin and Tiësto have blended classical music into their dance beats.
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October 24, 2013 From pulsing techno to alluring ambient, hear what happens when two seemingly opposite musical realms collide on the dance floor and in the chill room. Hear a techno take on Carmina Burana and more.
Detail of the Waldlandschaft scene of Carmina Burana on parchment in Munich.
April 27, 2009 Drawing from a collection of medieval poetry, composer Carl Orff transformed the sometimes bawdy lyrics into a classical music hit of enormous proportions, heard countless times in television and movies.
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November 11, 2006 The music itself toggles between huge forces and a single voice, juxtaposing majesty and intimacy with ease. At its largest, Carmina Burana employs a chorus of 200 or more voices, an orchestra of 100 players and a children's choir of 50 or more, plus three soloists: soprano, tenor and baritone.
November 11, 2006 Carl Orff's 1937 composition Carmina Burana remains one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire. Conductor Marin Alsop and Scott Simon discuss why so many artists have performed the piece.
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