Carl Orff

Carmina Burana

ArticleNr. SWR19516CD | 1 CD | 60 min (01:00:00) |  Booklet language  englisch
Year recorded2010
Year published2019

Carl Orff


Lenneke Ruiten

Christoph Genz

Stephan Genz

SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart

Klavierduo Andreas Grau & Götz Schumacher

Rupert Huber


Carl /Wilhelm Killmayer: Carmina Burana (Songs from Benediktbeuren: Profane songs for soloists, choir and orchestra; Adapted for Chamber Choir, 2 Pianos and )

The exciting chamber version of Orff’s Carmina burana, rarely recorded and performed. The SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart is one of the top choirs worldwide. Outstanding vocal soloists. Re-release of an SWR music bestseller (93.280).

The version on this album for soloists, choir, two pianos and percussion was arranged by Wilhelm Killmayer in 1956 at the request of Carl Orff, his teacher at the time. Musically, the chamber version has a charm all of its own. The choral music and percussion parts are unchanged, while the orchestral part is arranged for two pianos. While this does not increase the music's rhythmic essence, it does alter its significance. Only in this reduction does it become clear how sparingly, yet cleverly, Orff handles his compositional material.


Audio sample

© SWR Media Services GmbH. All rights reserved.