Carl Orff

January 05, 2019
 
Munich Hall of Fame: Composer Carl Orff (installed in 2009)

Munich Hall of Fame: Composer Carl Orff (installed in 2009)

By Rufus46 - Own work, CC via Wikimedia Commons

The year 1952 was a banner year for the composer Carl Orff, because then the first recording of his work "Carmina Burana" was released. In America, as elsewhere, the recording was enormously popular, and led the way to many performances and more recordings. Indeed, the opening number, "O Fortuna!," has become a pop hit. 

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample these "class of 1918" composers.  


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