Monday, April 11, 2016

Quartet & more

Paula is a member of our local Symphony, Saratoga Orchestra.  It is a small but wonderful Symphony that has been very innovative in the past two years.  I particularly remember Carmina Burana, O Fortuna by Carl Orff. If opera bores you let me meander along with the rest of the story and put the details at the bottom.
Back to Paula.  She and friends get together to form a quartet once a week, they pick a composer or two and play for an hour or more; two violins, a viola and Bass!
Our sketching group was invited to sketch during a Friday practice session.  Please visit the Whidbey Island sketcher blogspot for some fantastic sketches!


Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanæ cantoribus et choris cantandæ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis ("Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images"). Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, a musical triptych that also includes Catulli Carmina andTrionfo di Afrodite. The first and last movements of the piece are called Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi("Fortune, Empress of the World") and start with the very well known "O Fortuna".

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