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Carl Orff (10th July 1895–29th March 1982) was a German composer, most famous for his Carmina Burana (1937), and an important and influential music educator.

Orff was born in Munich and came from a Bavarian family that was very active in the German military. His father's regimental band supposedly often played the compositions of the young Orff. He studied at the Munich Academy of Music until 1914, then served in the military during World War I. Afterwards he held… read more

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    Some men like cheese / Hot temperate cheese
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    I was wondering... The Carmina Burana - O Fortuna version heard in the Brace Yourself intro of Michael Jackson's HIStory vol.1 was made exclusively for that video or was it ripped of a complete Carmina Burana piece? In that case, is it possible to find the complete one? I know it isn't the best version ever, but I have a special sentiment for it, since I wouldn't know there was a music called Carmina Burana - or that there was a composer named Carl Orff - if I hadn't fallen in love with this particular version while playing that MJ's LD at home. Here's a link to this piece:
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    The Bach Choir are excited to be performing this amazing work, along with Kodaly's Missa Brevis, in February 2015. Come and see us!
  • Avatar for HaHaHaYoureDead
    кармина бурана - одно из самых значимых произведений в музыке ХХ столетия.
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    Great German Expressionist.
  • Avatar for NicolaSkynyrd
    Muito gênio, porra, pq esse cara não é relembrado pela sociedade? aff ¬¬
  • Avatar for Dethsean
    Its funny that Basil Poledouris totally ripped off Carmina Burana for the Conan soundtracks. Both are awesome though!
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    Another good German.
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    On Tour!!!! Sweet, come to my town :)

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