Bartók's grand Cantata was written in 1930 based on Romanian Christmas songs that recall pagan and mythological subjects; the legend of a father and his nine sons, who are transformed into stags. Strict rhythmic choirs and melismatic solos form a richly faceted texture of sound. Orff produced his most famous work between 1935 and 1936. The text in medieval Latin and medieval German are taken from Carmina Burana, which originates in the 11th and 12th centuries (Latin songs from Benediktbeuern, Germany) and tells the story of fortune, the transient nature of life, the joy of spring, and the pleasures and dangers of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust.
Saturday | 19 November 2011 | 7:00 p.m. | Subscription A
Sunday | 20 November 2011 | 7:00 p.m. | Subscription B
Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle
Introduction both evenings 6:15 p.m.
with Dr. Michael Gassmann
Academy Concert 2
Cantata Profana 'Die Zauberhirsche'
Robin Johannsen /// Soprano
Martin Shalita /// Tenor
Daniel Schmutzhard /// Bass
Gächinger Kantorei of Stuttgart
German State Philharmonic of Rhineland-Palatinate
Celso Antunes /// Direction