Carl Orff – Carmina Burana – Anima Eterna Brugge, Collegium Vocale Gent, Jos van Immerseel (2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Carl Orff – Carmina Burana – Anima Eterna Brugge, Collegium Vocale Gent, Jos van Immerseel (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 63:26 minutes | 1,13 GB | Genre: Classical
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Often described as ‘music for amateurs’, sometimes used (or misused) towards purely commercial ends, Orff’s Carmina Burana was clearly ready for a new approach, a sort of revivifying, thorough rethinking. This has now been done, thanks to Jos van Immerseel and the absolutely exceptional musical team that he assembled.

Faithful to what accounts for the force of his musical approach, Jos van Immerseel profoundly revolutionizes the sound image and interpretation of this score, thanks both to the very high quality of the chosen performers and to the singularity of the instruments and timbres of his orchestra.

So it is a very new way of approaching this work that Jos van Immerseel proposes, open-minded, without concession but with the great pleasure and joy of simply making music.


Carl Orff (1895-1982)

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi
01. “O Fortuna” (2:36)
02. “Fortune plango vulnera” (2:52)

I. Primo Vere
03. “Veris leta facies” (4:33)
04. “Omnia sol temperat” (2:22)
05. “Ecce gratum” (2:57)

Uf dem Anger
06. Tanz (1:38)
07. “Floret silva nobilis” (3:36)
08. “Chramer, gip die varwe mir” (3:36)
09. Reie (4:51)
10. “Were diu werlt alle min” (1:01)

II. In Taberna
11. “Estuans interius” (2:28)
12. “Olim lacus colueram” (3:42)
13. “Ego sum abbas” (1:41)
14. “In taberna quando sumus” (3:11)

III. Cours d’amours
15. “Amor volat undique” (3:25)
16. “Dies, nox et omnia” (2:25)
17. “Stetit puella” (2:16)
18. “Circa mea pectora” (2:02)
19. “Si puer cum puellula” (1:05)
20. “Veni, veni, venias” (1:03)
21. “In trutina” (2:22)
22. “Tempus est iocundum” (2:38)
23. “Dulcissime” (0:54)

Blanzifor et Helena
24. “Ave formosissima” (1:41)

Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi
25. “O Fortuna” (2:42)

Yeree Suh, soprano
Yves Saelens, tenor
Thomas Bauer, baritone
Anima Eterna Brugge
Collegium Vocale Gent
Cantate Domino
Jos van Immerseel, conductor

Recorded: Concertgebouw Brugge, 19-20 February 2014