Yet, the texts hardly uphold conservative values, dwelling instead upon lust, decadence and contempt for authority. Indeed, the Nazis generally condemned his percussive sound as tastelessly vulgar. Other detractors deride the work as dumbed-down Stravinsky but, as Tim Page has noted, it "looks forward to a number of compositional trends that were yet to be born," including Copland, Bernstein, Gorecki and even the minimalism of Reich, Glass and others.
Page aptly notes: "Nobody but the most antiseptic musical snob need apologize for enjoying - and admiring - Carmina Burana. The work announces its essence at the very outset with one of the most oft-quoted of all classical pieces. The text is an extended metaphor of life, its joys and frustrations nourished and buffeted by the constant turning of the wheel of fortune. The three major sections that follow trace the resurgence of the human soul amid the follies and rewards of fate, an inexorable force that links all mankind throughout the generations.
The first part, "Primo Vere - Uf Dem Anger" "Springtime - In the Meadow" , reverts to the dawn of Western music, as chant-like phrases hover over a simple, two-note motif G to A and chords of A and E, presenting the simplest tonality a minor, with no accidentals , the most elementary tonal progression movement between adjacent notes and the most basic polytonal interval an open fifth.
Next, a baritone solo introduces simple scalar melody. Although seemingly a leap into modernistic complexity, actually Orff provides a valuable historical lesson, reminding us that while music has become rhythmically standardized, usually cast in unvarying meters of 4 or occasionally 3, medieval music tended to be far more varied. Indeed, Orff seals the point with a lilting round dance that fluently scrambles measures of 2, 3, 5 and 7 beats.
Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Italiano Edit links. Play album. Length Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff between and It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana.
Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis "Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images. The best-known movement is "O … read more. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmi… read more. Its full Latin title is Ca… read more. Related Tags classical opera classical music orchestra Add tags View all tags.
From The Album Play album. Play track. Artist images 24 more. Carl Orff , listeners Related Tags classical opera german Carl Orff 10th July —29th March was a German composer, most famous for his Carmina Burana , and an important and influential music educator. Orff was born in Munich and came from a Bavarian family that was very active in the German military. His father's regimental band supposedly often played the compositions of the young Orff.
Afterwards he held various positions at opera houses in Mannheim and Darmstadt, later to return to Munich to further pursue his music… read more. Carl Orff 10th July —29th March was a German composer, most famous for his Carmina Burana , and an important and influential music educator.
Orff was born in Munich and cam… read more. Orff was born in Munich and came from a Bavarian family that was very active … read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am.
Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April It is part of Trionfi , a musical triptych that also includes Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The first and last section of the piece are called " Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi " "Fortune, Empress of the World" and start with the very well known " O Fortuna ".
In , Orff encountered the edition of the Carmina Burana by Johann Andreas Schmeller , the original text dating mostly from the 11th or 12th century, including some from the 13th century.
The selection covers a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are in the 21st century: the fickleness of fortune and wealth , the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking , gluttony , gambling , and lust.
Carmina Burana is structured into five major sections, containing 25 movements in total. Orff indicates attacca markings between all the movements within each scene. Much of the compositional structure is based on the idea of the turning Fortuna Wheel. The drawing of the wheel found on the first page of the Burana Codex includes four phrases around the outside of the wheel:.
Regnabo, Regno, Regnavi, Sum sine regno. I shall reign, I reign, I have reigned, I am without a realm. Within each scene, and sometimes within a single movement, the wheel of fortune turns, joy turning to bitterness, and hope turning to grief.
Orff subscribed to a dramatic concept called " Theatrum Mundi " in which music, movement, and speech were inseparable. When Carmina Burana was first performed at La Scala, in , it was as a showpiece for fascist values. Discover Music.
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