Carmina Burana Recorded Concert Report

Carmina Burana Recorded Concert Report

Carmina Burana is a compilation of many songs. It was composed by Carl Orff in 1936. He was one of the few German composers who worked during the anti-Semitic rule of the country. The composer based his work on a bundle of poems which were found at monastery benedikbeuren dating back in the 20th century. THIS IS A PREVIEW ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

The scenic cantata is based on 24 poems which are found in the medieval collection which are arranged in Latin verses some traces of German accent. The work done by Orff is covers variety of topics that were happening back in the 13th century and are still happening today (Johnson 6). In the modern era, Orff’s works covers issues like the changeability of luck and riches, the short-lived being of life, the anticipation of the comeback of spring, the pleasures people get in taking a beer, gluttony among human beings, gambling and also love for sex.

Carmina Burana is made up of little growth as far as classical sense is concerned. Polyphony is not present. Orff was influenced melodically by the early composers of Barougue including William Byrd and Monteverdi Claudio. Other people who influenced the composer were the late renaissances. Orff did not base his melodies of Carmina Burana on any neumeatic songs (Endorphinique 7). Carmina Burana comes as a surprise because most of the lyrics in Burana codex use neumes for enhancement and none of the melodies was interpreted at the time when Orff was making a composition of his compilation. It is also important to note that Orff used none of the above melodies as a model. Orff used a shimmering orchestration which showed a great difference to Stravinsky. END OF PREVIEW ORDER YOUR PAPER NOW

Works Cited

Alberto, Caparrós. “Research gate.” Carl Orff: Carmina Burana. Fortuna Context, analysis, reception, and meaning. 11.1 (2018): 197-208.

Endorphinique. O Fortuna: Carmina Burana and Springtime in Europe. 2014. 18th March 2014. <https://englit0500.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/o-fortuna-carmina-burana-and-springtime-at-the-white-visitation/>.

Johnson, S E. The Orff Approach. 2013. 23rd November 2013. <http://www2.potsdam.edu/CRANE/campbemr/curriculum/teaching-texts/orff-approach.html.internet>.

Michael, Walsh. “Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana: A Conceptual and Ethical Analysis.” Journal of Undergraduate Research 10.1 (2018): 10-68.

Tristam. Everything 2. 2016. 2nd November 2016. <https://www.everything2.com/title/Carmina+Burana>.

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