O Fortuna

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  1. O Fortuna has been used, a LOT. The often satirical manner in which it’s been used has been highly criticized and even berated by some critics since the piece was originally meant to be a very.
  2. It was first performed by the Oper Frankfurton 8 June It is part of Trionfi, a musical triptychthat also includes Catulli Carminaand Trionfo di Afrodite. The first and last section of the piece are called "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" ("Fortune, Empress of the World") and start with the very well known "O Fortuna".Based on: 24 poems from Carmina Burana.
  3. "O Fortuna" is a medieval poem that inspired German composer Carl Orff to write the cantata "Carmina Burana," one of the most well-known works of the 20th century. It's been used for TV commercials and movie soundtracks, and it is frequently performed by professional musicians around the world.
  4. O Fortuna is the first movement of the cantata Carmina Burana written by Carl Orff in Timbre: O Fortuna is an incredibly compelling and passionate piece of music. It was originally written for flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, cymbals, SATB chorus, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass (which is shown in figure 1).
  5. I smiled quite a bit the first time I listened on headphones - loved rediscovering the clarinet lines in "O Fortuna", descending horn line in "Fortune plango", and the flutter tonguing/bowing in "Olim lacus". The soloists are spot on: drama, warm vibrato, but still a clear center of pitch. Balance between chorus, soloists, children, and /5(61).
  6. O Fortuna Velut luna Statu variabilis, Semper crescis Aut decrescis; Vita detestabilis Nunc obdurat Et tunc curat Ludo mentis aciem, Egestatem, Potestatem Dissolvit ut glaciem. Sors immanis Et inanis, Rota tu volubilis, Status malus, Vana salus Semper dissolubilis, Obumbrata Et velata Michi quoque niteris; Nunc per ludum Dorsum nudum Fero tui.
  7. O Fortuna Oh! Fortuna! velut luna like the moon. statu variabilis, your state varies, semper crescis always either in ascendancy. aut decrescis; or in descendancy; vita detestabilis detestable life. nunc obdurat now hard. et tunc curat and then providing. ludo mentis aciem, with sharpness of mind in its game, egestatem, poverty, potestatem.
  8. Watch the video for Carmina Burana - O Fortuna from Carl Orff's London Olympics - Classical Opening Ceremony for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists.

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