At 9:20 AM -0400 5/17/98, N2BOP wrote:
>In a message dated 98-05-17 00:37:09 EDT, McCarty writes:
><< That was my initial worry too (from two floors up), but all apparently is
> well. Van attended last night's symphony performance and seemed just fine.
> My parents, daughter, and I went tonight. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg did the
> Tchaikovsky violin concerto, and about 500 people, including my son, did
> Carmina Burana. Quite a wild night. >>
>Thanks for the update. Glad to hear the good news. Most people don't realize
>how tiring the schedule of a concert performer is. Weeks or months on the
>road, living in hotels, flying or driving to another city every day or two.
>Glad you enjoyed the concert. Living within an hour's drive of NYC (God help
>me), one forgets that not everyone has a choice among several world class
>performers most nights of the week.
>Carmina Burana has a special place in my memories. I was at Rutgers in the
>early 50s when Soup Walters and the Rutgers Glee Club recorded it (the first
>time on record, if memory serves) and it won critical acclaim and was a bit of
>a sensation at the time. Being primarily interested in the baroque and
>classical periods, Carmina Burana is one of the few 'modern' works of which I
>am really fond.
>Thanks again for the update,
My first recording of Carmina Burana was by Eugene Ormany conducting the
Philadelphia. The Rutgers glee club sang for that one as well, and it's
still my favorite performance. It was a Columbia recording, and Sony has
rereleased it on CD at budget price.
I'm looking forward to having a minute to play the medieval version for my
son so he can see where Orff got some of his ideas.
James R. (Jay) McCarty, M.D.
Fort Worth, TX
"Sine ars, scientia nihil est"