Thursday, December 27, 2012

Great 'Carmina Burana'

Great, great interpretation, choreography of the video aside. Lively tempo, but unlike, say, Ozawa, never rushed anywhere.

That said, on the video? Members of the chorus and orchestra walk, stroll or run through scenic areas of Paris. Especially with the new year coming, it's great to hear and see.

A lot of classical fans on YouTube seem to like Seiji Ozawa's version, but it seems rushed in spots. "Fast" does not necessarily equal "dynamic." And, related to that, it doesn't always "breathe" well.

This version, on the other hand, has good tempo as well as volume dynamics. It's pensive without dragging too much in slow spots.

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