Carl Orff

1895 - 1982

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Carl Orff (German: [ɔʁf]; 10 July 1895 – 29 March 1982) was a German composer and music educator, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Orff has received more than 1,083,299 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Carl Orff is the 50th most popular composer (up from 52nd in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Germany (up from 109th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Composer.

Carl Orff is most famous for his "Carmina Burana" which is a work of choral music that was written in 1937.

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Among composers, Carl Orff ranks 50 out of 1,228Before him are Tomaso Albinoni, Arnold Schoenberg, Carl Maria von Weber, Orlande de Lassus, Gaetano Donizetti, and Erik Satie. After him are Jean-Philippe Rameau, Vincenzo Bellini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, and Domenico Scarlatti.

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Among people born in 1895, Carl Orff ranks 2Before him is George VI. After him are Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Juan Perón, Anna Freud, Richard Sorge, Buster Keaton, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Nikolai Yezhov, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Max Horkheimer. Among people deceased in 1982, Carl Orff ranks 6Before him are Huang Xianfan, Leonid Brezhnev, Ayn Rand, Romy Schneider, and Ingrid Bergman. After him are Henry Fonda, Grace Kelly, Anna Freud, Roman Jakobson, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Philip K. Dick.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Orff ranks 106 out of 5,289Before him are Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Theodor W. Adorno (1903), Walter Benjamin (1892), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Clara Schumann (1819), and Albert, Prince Consort (1819). After him are Erich Honecker (1912), Helmut Kohl (1930), Alfred Wegener (1880), Baron Munchausen (1720), Theodor Mommsen (1817), and Leni Riefenstahl (1902).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Carl Orff ranks 12Before him are Robert Schumann (1810), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), and Carl Maria von Weber (1786). After him are Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710).