The next week the Tanglewood Festival Chorus with Soprano Norah Amsellem, William Ferguson tenor and Christian Gerhaher barrito are going to play the celebrated Carmina Burana by Orff. To hear this with Tanglewood but inside she’ll be VERY interesting. The BSO will be lead by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos who considers that Carmina Burana as his specialty. To insult the injury the fact that WGBH broadcasts Friday concert LIVE and WCRB broadcasts Saturday concert LIVE. Guess what I am going to be?
Anyhow, it is fun to hear US orchestras play Carmina Burana. Last year I caught SF orchestra with MTT played the work surprisingly enthusiastic but it was noisy WHGR broadcast. I think the Tanglewood Festival might do even top SF musically and it might be way more interesting sonically. I have a very good feeling about next week.
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche