Carl Orff


Pieces Performed by PNB

Carmina Burana

Carl Orff (1895-1982), equally at home as a composer and man of the theater, humanist, and educator, achieved worldwide fame with his Carmina Burana (1937).

The variety of his works for the stage in which he combined inspiration from Medieval mystery plays, folk tales from his Bavarian roots, fairy tales from around the world, and Greek tragedy bears witness to the creative power of one of the most outstanding artistic personalities of the twentieth century.

Orff-Schulwerk, an educational concept for elemental education in music and movement which has been disseminated worldwide in over thirty countries, has had a significant impact on musical education for children around the world for more than fifty years.