Today’s composers are well known and their works are a bit overplayed, however, in Orff case, he seems to have the longer lasting legacy. Carl Orff (1895-1982) started out at 5 playing piano, then organ and cello. Amazingly enough, considering his work, taught himself musical composition. I chose today’s piece, “Amor Volat Undique” from Carmina […]

via July 10, birthdays of Carl Orff and Henry Wieniawski — Kurt Nemes’ Classical Music Almanac

Carl Orff – Carmina Burana

February 19, 2015



Carl Orff Carmina Burana Full HD Full Concert Complete in Full HD
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is one of the most popular pieces of the classical music repertoire. Here the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, the University Chorus and Alumni Chorus, and the Pacific Boychoir perform at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Series: “Mondavi Center Presents”
Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanæ cantoribus et choris cantandæ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (“Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images.”) Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, the musical triptych that also includes the cantata Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The best-known movement is “Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi” (“O Fortuna”) that opens and closes the piece.
Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 — March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential method of music education for children.


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