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Fairytales (Second World War)

Donald Macleod discusses how Orff lived through one of the worst periods in history, yet sought inspiration in fairy tales and Greek myths.

This episode is available until midday on Friday, 21st August as part of the Series Catch-up Trial.

Donald Macleod and Michael Kater discuss how, though Carl Orff lived through one of the most horrific epochs in mankind's history, he tended to look the other way, seeking inspiration in fairy tales and Greek myths.

Opener: Der Mond I. Tanz - arr for wind ensemble
Blaser Ensemble Mainz
Klaus Rainer Scholl (conductor)
Wergo WER 6174-2, Tr 11

Der Mond
Narrator ...... Rudolf Christ
Four fellows who steal the moon ...... Karl Schmitt-Walter, Helmut Graml, Paul Kuen, Peter Lagger
A farmer ...... Albrecht Peter
Philharmonia Orchestra
Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)
EMI CMS 7 63712 2 CD 2, Trs 1-3

Die Kluge
King ...... Marcel Cordes
Donkey-man ...... Rudolf Christ
Mule-driver ...... Benno Kusche
First, Second and Third vagabonds ...... Paul Kuen, Hermann Prey, Gustav Neidlinger
Gaoler ...... Georg Wieter
The farmer's daughter/The clever girl ...... Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
EMI CMS 7 63712 2 CD 1, Trs 8-10

Carmina Burana Part 3
Berliner Philharmonic
Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI 7243 5 578888 2 5, Trs 15-25.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Carl Orff

    Opener - Der Mond I. Tanz - arr for wind ensemble

    Performer: Blaser Ensemble Mainz, Klaus Rainer Scholl (conductor)

    • Wergo WER 6174-2.
  • Carl Orff

    Der Mond

    Performer: Narrator ...... Rudolf Christ Artist: Four fellows who steal the moon ...... Karl Schmitt-Walter, Helmut Graml, Paul Kuen, Peter Lagger, A farmer ...... Albrecht Peter, Philharmonia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

    • EMI CMS 7 63712 2 CD 2.
  • Carl Orff

    Die Kluge

    Performer: King ...... Marcel Cordes, Donkey-man ...... Rudolf Christ, Mule-driver ...... Benno Kusche, First, Second and Third vagabonds ...... Paul Kuen, Hermann Prey, Gustav Neidlinger, Gaoler ...... Georg Wieter ,The farmer's daughter/The clever girl ...... Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

    • EMI CMS 7 63712 2.
  • Carl Orff

    Carmina Burana Part 3

    Performer: Berliner Philharmonic, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 7243 5 578888 2 5.

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