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Carmina Burana - 'O fortuna' by Carl Orff: The full performance

Watch the full performance of Carl Orff's 'O fortuna' by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Ten Pieces Children's Choir, conducted by Rafael Payare.

Based on medieval literature, 'O fortuna' is one of the most famous choral pieces in the world. The piece gives us a chance to meet Fortuna, the Roman Goddess of Fortune (also worshipped in Greek mythology) and transports us back to medieval times.

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