Orff, Carl

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: Wednesday, July 10, 1895 in Munich, Germany

Died: Monday, March 29, 1982 in Munich, Germany

Nation of Origin: Germany

Major Works:
Oratorio: Carmina Burana, Cantiones profanae (Songs of Beuren) (1935-1936)
Educational Work: Das Schulwerk, Musik für Kinder (1930-1935)

Other Information:
Orff developed a method of teaching music to young children based on the process of composition and improvisation. The Orff instrumentarium is a collection of xylophones, marimbas, and other instruments used by children in classrooms throughout the world.

General Bibliography:
Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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