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Carl Orff

Not only a composer in the general sense, but an innovator for children's musical education, Carl Orff was born in Munich on 10 July 1895. He composed much for the stage, as with all his music, in a style that was deliberately circumscribed. He died on 29 March 1982.

A selection of M&V articles about Carl Orff

CD Spotlight. Explosive Classics - A Chandos orchestral compilation, enjoyed by Gerald Fenech. '... the programme is as explosive as one can hope for.'

Ensemble. The Treasured Crown - Roderic Dunnett reports in depth on last month's Three Choirs Festival at Gloucester

Ensemble. Very Special - Christmas music in Rome impresses Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Repetitive Chugging - Mike Wheeler comes face to face with Orff's Carmina Burana

DVD Spotlight. Diverse Moods - Carl Orff's 'Gisei', explored by Gerald Fenech. 'An exciting discovery ...'

DVD Spotlight. Highly Intriguing - The Vienna Boys Choir in the Far East, reviewed by Gerald Fenech. '... a refreshingly different portrait of this hugely versatile group ...'

CD Spotlight. A Robust Heart - Washington Symphonic Brass, heard by Howard Smith. '... a programme deserving of sustained applause and huge admiration.'

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Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.