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Uploaded on Nov 14, 2009
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana - O fortuna played by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (with lyrics)
O Fortune, like the moon you are changeable, always waxing or waning; hateful life first oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes it; poverty and power it melts them like ice.
Fate -- monstrous and empty, you whirling wheel, stand malevolent, well-being is vain and always fades to nothing, shadowed and veiled you plague me too; now through trickery, I bring my bare back to your villainy.
Fate, in health and in virtue, is against me, driven on and weighted down, always enslaved. So at this hour without delay pluck the vibrating string; since Fate strikes down the strong man, everyone weep with me!
"Carmina Burana: XXV. Blanziflor et Helena: O Fortuna" by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brighton Festival Chorus and Antal Doráti (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)