I will be playing the Celesta part in this remarkable work.
Carmina Burana and Paganini Rhapsody
Rachmaninov's Paganini Rhapsody
and Orff's Carmina Burana at Melbourne Town Hall
Sergei Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 (Piano Soloist: Stefan Cassomenos)
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (Cantiones profanæ)
Carl Orff’s 1936 choral masterpiece Carmina Burana remains one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire and one of the most iconic choral works of the 20th century. Its opening chorus, O Fortuna, is well-known to audiences of all ages, having been heard in countless movies, TV advertisements and even rock concerts! Orff based the work on a series of 24 secular medieval poems, which cover a range of subjects including the perils of drinking, gluttony and lust.
Greta Bradman, soprano
Tobias Cole, counter tenor
Andrew Jones, baritone
Stefan Cassomenos piano
The Australian Children’s Choir
Melbourne University Choral Society
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Wailes, conductor