&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo

Orff: Carmina Burana

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Naxos 8.570033
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Marin Alsop’s pacing of the opening ‘O Fortuna’ chorus is spot on… Diction is excellent… Tenor Tom Randle… is the pick of the soloists. Soprano Claire Rutter makes worthy contributions… Conductor Alsop is a constantly energising presence. Rough edges notwithstanding, this is a lusty and in many ways extremely appealing version of Orff’s popular classic.


MAY, 2007