O Fortuna, Cast a Vote For Which Carmina Burana You Want to Hear
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Today is the birthday of composer Carl Orff (1895-1982), so for this week's Showdown we offered three great performances of his most famous work: Carmina Burana. We asked you to choose from a classic recording by Eugen Jochum, a more modern favorite from Riccardo Muti, and a new reading by Kristjian Jarvi on one of our Albums of the Week.
You picked the performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Riccardo Muti featuring soprano Arleen Auger, tenor John van Kesteren, baritone Jonathan Summers and the Southend Boys' Choir. We played it today at noon.