Carmina Burana: musical top spectacle
Interview Carmina Burana for the newspaper AD,
Jounalist: Joke Waltmans, translated by Google
Exciting, impressive, passionate. It all applies to Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, the top spectacle that will be performed at five locations in the Netherlands this autumn by the International Symphony Orchestra Lviv and The New Romanian Symphonic Choir, conductor Raymond Janssen.
An orchestra with 78 musicians, a choir with 55 professionals and three soloists by name. Conductor Raymond Janssen looks forward with great enthusiasm to the moment when he can work with these top musicians again.
He repeatedly performed the impressive music scene Carmina Burana with musical talents, but it remains special. ,, I know the music very well, but every performance is unique again. You feel the energy of the audience, something is expected of us. Everything comes together on such an evening. As a school of fish or flock of birds we follow each other: conductor, musicians and singers. Everyone is committed to giving a beautiful performance. ”
Full of enthusiasm he tells about the quality of orchestra and choir. The INSO orchestra from Lviv was founded 15 years ago in the Ukraine and belongs to one of the best orchestras in Europe. Janssen uses the same beautiful words to describe The New Romanian Choir. ,, All professional singers with beautiful voices. Unique in Europe
Carmina Burana is a musical spectacle that makes a hugh impression. The start with the overwhelming ‘O Fortuna’, the opening piece of Carl Orff’s masterpiece. He used Latin and German texts as a basis for a piece of music that appealed to young and old. Regular parts of the work are used in films, commercials and as a basis for modern songs. ,, It is an excellent work to reach many people. The audience always goes home enthusiastically. Or better, blazing enthusiastically. A 20-minute applause says enough.