Skip to
YouTube video

Loading player…

Large artwork

Related Tags

The uncertainty of Fortune was a regular motif in medieval literature; various symbols and examples of her caprice became commonplace. Of the several poems in the Carmina Burana on this subject the following is certainly not the best; its vagueness suggests that some expressions may have been chosen simply through the demands of rhyme. It is, however, considerably enhanced by the musical setting which Orff has given it. Some phrases deserve comment:

mentis aciem in Classical Latin the words would… read more

Similar Tracks

Similar Artists

Shoutbox

Log in to Last.fm or sign up to leave a shout.

API Calls