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Carmina Burana

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There are multiple artists with the same name:

1: Carmina Burana is an independent rock band from Rosario, Argentina ( http://www.carminaburana.com.ar ). Their style is a fusion of ska, punk, metal, reggae and experimental music. The band started in 1994 when a group of friends decided to form a band that might (both musically and lyrically) revive the spirit of the similarly named Medieval-era Carmina Burana codex.

Carmina Burana have done plenty of live gigs and they have also recorded several albums.

2: A Spanish rock band active between 1983 and 1993.

3: Carmina Burana (or Burana Codex), is also a manuscript collection, now in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich, of over 1000 poems and songs written in the early 13th century. Between 1935 and 1936 German composer Carl Orff set 24 of the poems to new music, also called Carmina Burana. The most famous movement is “O Fortuna” (Fortuna meaning Fate in Latin) based on the medieval poem of the same name. Please note that [artist)Carl Orff should be tagged as the artist when his scenic cantata “Carmina Burana” is scrobbled.

Through the decades after, several other musical interpretations of the poems were made by various composers. Still from time to time some artists release their own Carmina Burana-based tracks.

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  • Pinpona

    Veo que hay más de una banda llamada Carmina Burana :S

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Agna69

    o fortuna!

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Luis_Bat

    Yo amé pero a la banda Española ;D

    16 Jan 2011 Reply
  • depress_sound

    amo a carmina burana! GRAN OBRA!!

    16 Jul 2010 Reply
  • gfiolo

    Tremenda banda. (Great band!)

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • iska70

    Luuttuaja, I wrote I think a better description.

    30 May 2009 Reply
  • Luuttuaja

    @KraeheK: I think tagging a manuscript as an artist is clearly against the rules of Last.fm. Because medieval (and other early music) contains many compositions by "Mr. Anonymous", and medieval pieces also have many doubtful or hypothetical composer attributions (like Alfonso X El Sabio I almost always tag the performing ensemble (like Ensemble Organum instead of the composer. Especially if the artist is some "Mittelalter Rock" band interpreting the medieval Carmina Burana codex, the band should be tagged as performer - which is the normal practice in any non-classical music.

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
  • KraeheK

    "There's no way a manuscript could be considered an artist - I'm glad there's no "artist" tagged as "Chantilly Codex" in Last.fm. " It is better if it is tagged as codex if the composer is anonymous, that way the style of the composer can be understood by the viewer rather than just an "anything goes" Anon from between 1000-1600...

    1 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Luuttuaja

    The Argentinian band should definitely be mentioned first in the description, as it seems to be the only correct artist here. The correct artist tag for movements from the 20th century scenic cantata is of course Carl Orff. As for interpretations of the actual medieval manuscript, tagging the performing ensemble would be best, as we do not know the composers. There's no way a manuscript could be considered an artist - I'm glad there's no "artist" tagged as "Chantilly Codex" in Last.fm.

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • apatia

    todos putos

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • smindcrafter

    "The 13th century songs are more important then that Argentinian Band. " Jajaja, that's just your opinion. Aguante Carmina !

    6 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Hollyhol2

    I think they should (somehow) do another picture, one of the documents perhaps. The 13th century songs are more important then that Argentinian Band.

    26 Jul 2008 Reply
  • DonHessu

    O Fortuna.

    3 Sep 2007 Reply

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