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Orff: Carmina Burana; Catulli Carmina; Trionf di Afrodite / Putz, Grobe, Cousins, McDaniel et al. Ferdinand Leitner

Album Summary

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
>Orff, Carl : Catulli Carmina, scenic cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Orff, Carl : Trionfo di Afrodite, scenic concert in 7 scenes
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In these complete recordings Ferdinand Leitner conducts the Kölner Rundfunkchor, the Tölzer Knabenchor and the Kölner-Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester. The soloists featured are Ruth-Margret Pütz (soprano), Michael Cousins (tenor), Donald Grobe (tenor), Barry McDaniel (baritone) and Roland Herrmann (Bass). Ferdinand Leitner (1912-1996) was a German pianist, composer and conductor who studied under Franz Schreker, Julius Prüwer, Artur Schnabel and Karl Muck. He was conductor of the Nollendorfplatz Theater in Berlin from 1943 to 1945; in Hannover from 1945 to 1946; in Munchen from 1946 to 1947; and the General Music Director of the Württemberg State Opera house in Stuttgart from 1947 until 1969.. He succeeded Erich Kleiber in 1956 as conductor for the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. From 1976 to 1980, he worked in The Hague as principal conductor of Het Residentie Orkest.



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Works Details

>Orff, Carl : Carmina burana
  • Performers: Barry McDaniel (Baritone); Michael Cousins (Tenor); Roland Hermann (Baritone); Ruth-Margaret Pütz
  • Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
  • Ensemble: Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 52 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Orff, Carl : Catulli Carmina, scenic cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Donald Grobe (Tenor); Ruth-Margaret Pütz
  • Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
  • Running Time: 34 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1930-1943

>Orff, Carl : Trionfo di Afrodite, scenic concert in 7 scenes
  • Performers: Enriqueta Tarres (Voice); André Peysang (Tenor); Brigitte Dürrler (Soprano); Toni Maxen (Voice); Donald Grobe (Tenor); Hans Nöcker (Bass); Hannelore Bode (Soprano); Carol Malone (Soprano); Werner Becker (Voice); Karl Kaufhold (Voice)
  • Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
  • Running Time: 41 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1949-1951