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Carl Orff Overview

born: 1895
born in: Munich
died: 1982
Carl Orff was an extremely private person, insisting that his work is the only important thing. When the editor for a lexicon on modern opera asked Orff to provide some bibliographical information, Orff replied: “Carl Orff, born in Munich, still living... [more]

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““I am often asked why I nearly always select old material, fairy tales and legends for my stage works. I do not look upon them as old, but rather as valid material. The time element disappears and only the spiritual power remains. My entire interest is in the expression of spiritual realities. I write for the theatre in order to convey a spiritual attitude” Carl Orff (in article by Everett Helm, Musical Quarterly (1995), 41:3, p.287) ”
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