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Carmina Burana LIVE

Feb. 20 at 7:30pm

O Fortune, like the moon you are changeable, ever waxing, ever waning. These are the opening words in Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana," a work for choir and orchestra. The original texts date mostly from the 11th or 12th century, and they cover a wide range of topics, as familiar back then as they are in the 21st century: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust. Join Classical 89, as we bring you a live broadcast of Orff's most famous masterpiece, performed by the BYU Philharmonic and combined choirs.

Classical 89 Top 50 Countdown

We hope you enjoyed this countdown. We sure did! It was fun to play the top 50 on the air, as well as other pieces that received votes from our wonderful listeners. Here's the final list.

50 Brahms: A German Requiem
49 Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3
48 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
47 Massenet: Thais: Meditation
46 Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
45 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
44 Elgar: Enigma Variations
43 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
42 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
41 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
40 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
39 Tchikovsky: Violin Concerto
38 Stravinsky: The Firebird
37 Orff: Carmina Burana
36 J Strauss, Jr : Blue Danube
35 Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
34 Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
33 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
32 Respighi: Pines of Rome
31 Puccini: Turandot: Nessun dorma
30 Sibelius: Finlandia
29 Pachelbel: Canon in D
28 Grieg: Piano Concerto in a
27 Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
26 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
25 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
24 Ravel: Bolero
23 Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Organ
22 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
21 Grieg: Peer Gynt
20 Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
19 Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
18 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
17 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
16 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14, Moonlight
15 Copland: Appalachian Spring
14 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
13 Mahler: Symphony No. 2
12 Beethoven: Symphony No. 6
11 Smetana: The Moldau
10 Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
9 Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherezade
8 Barber: Adagio for Strings
7 Debussy: Claire de lune
6 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
5 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
4 Holst: The Planets
3 Handel: Messiah
2 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
1 Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 From the New World

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