Strauss dedicated a symphonic poem to the pranks and mishaps of a rebellious 14th-century German peasant. Orff set to music medieval poetry about fate, love and tavern life. Testimony of the way two German composers from the 19th and 20th centuries looked back on the history of their homeland – a vital, Dionysiac, enthralling perspective.
Richard StraussTill Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Carl OrffCarmina Burana, “Cantiones profanae” per soli, coro e orchestra