Thielemann approaches the music with evident care, and there are details of scoring and phrasing attended to which are glossed over in less thoughtful performances ... [Chorus and orchestra] perform with blazing conviction, and are realistically balanced aginst each other, helped by a very sympathetic acoustic ... and excellent recorded sound ... There are, of course, plenty of Carmina Burana available, many of which treat the piece as a mere blockbuster. Thielmann's reading reaffirms the sheer craft and imagination of this remarkable work.
Record Review / Timothy Ball, CD Compact (Barcelona) / 01. August 1999
1-25 Carmina Burana (complete)
Christiane Oelze (soprano) David Kübler (tenor) Simon Keelyside (baritone)
Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Knabenchor Berlin
Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Christian Thielemann (conductor)
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