Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Roberto Abbado, conductor
Matthias Rexroth, tenor
Wang Yun Peng, baritone
Symphony No. 103
“O Fortuna!” Carmina Burana’s explosive first movement arrives like a thunderbolt, ushering in a celebration of life and love which brims with exuberance and raw energy. Such was the success of this choral tour de force that it propelled Orff to worldwide fame. Likewise, the “Drumroll” Symphony, with its unmistakable timpani opening, represents Haydn at the peak of his career. With veteran maestro Roberto Abbado and DFP’s magnificent acoustics in the mix, this is one sonic spectacle you won’t want to miss.