Carl Orff

Carl Orff

Carl Orff

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Top Songs

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Carmina Burana: XXV. O Fortuna
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Boléro
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Cradle Song, Op. 49, No. 4
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Excerpt)
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La traviata, Act I: "Libiamo ne' lieti calici"

Albums

  • The Greatest Classical Music

    Dec 2014 • 70 songs

  • Discover Orff

    Sep 2014 • 26 songs

  • Ultimate Opera Playlist

    Aug 2014 • 56 songs

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Carl Orff

Biography

A German composer primarily of dramatic music with primal rhythms and raw emotional effects; known for Carmina Burana (1937). His early works were influenced by Richard Strauss and Schoenberg; around 1930 he began writing "Schulwerk" -- teaching methods for schools -- which allowed him to delve into his obsession with "primitive" rhythms and turn back to Monteverdi for melodies. The result was the Catulli Carmina (1943), seven settings of "gutter Latin" texts from medieval monasteries for a cappella choir. His study of Bach and Sch++tz led to his setting some of their works an...
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