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Circe de clásicos y modernos

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COTELLO, Beatriz. Catulo and Lesbia as represented by Carl Orff. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2007, n.11, pp.113-121. ISSN 1851-1724.

This article deals with two works from the german composer Carl Orff based on Catullus Latin poetry: Catulli Carmina in which he depicts the love story of Catulo and Lesbia and Trionfo di Afrodite, where he uses two long wedding poems of Catullus and material from Safo and Euripides. The reader will find an account of the dramatic and musical contents of both plays, which show the main traits of Orff's musical conception. The former cantatas, united with his previous Carmina Burana, build up a Tryptichon that Orff named Trionfi which celebrates the victory of love above all things human.

Keywords : Catulli Carmina; ludi scaenici; Trionfo di Afrodite.

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