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Carl Orff: Klage der Ariadne; Tanz der Spröden
Carl Orff, Kurt Eichhorn, Munich Radio Orchestra
Carl Orff: Klage der Ariadne; Tanz der Spröden
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Not very interesting
Curtis Bennett | Tulsa, OK USA | 02/26/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"After a couple of listen throughs of this CD, I got bored, and switched over to something else. This CD of Orff's Klage der Ariadne and Tanz der Sproden are two works that predate Orff's Carmina Burana, and thus can be considered part of his "early music set". Orff, who was notorious for destroying music before he "found his musical voice" (with Carmina) decided to spare these sets of music based on some of Monteverdi's work. The CD is relatively short - clocking in at just under 42 minutes. There's nothing poignant, or sophisticated about these pieces - they are orchestral works featuring (I assume) SATB choir and are remixed from their original 1974 recording.

I'm not sad that I've added this to my collection (I LOVE Orff). I intend to collect every piece of his I can possibly find, and the fact that these new "Arts Archive" recordings exists warms my heart.

But unless you're a zealous collector, I'd recommend skipping this one for something else. If you're looking for a good piece by Orff, I recommend his Der Kluge or Der Mond if you don't already have those.
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