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Carl Orff
(1895 - 1982)

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1895 Born 10 July in Munich, Germany; the son of a soldier
1914 Graduates from the Munich Academy of Music
1920 Marries Alice Solscher, the first of four wives
1921 Daughter Godela born
1924 Co-founds the Munich School for music and dance, designed to teach new relationships between music and movement
1930 Appointed the conductor of the Munich Bach Society
1937 First performance of Carmina Burana, in Frankfurt, brings Orff instant fame
1948 Begins pioneering series of radio broadcasts on music for children
1950 Appointed professor of composition of Munich High School for Music
1961 Orff Institute founded in Salzburg, providing courses for music teachers
1982 Dies in Munich on 29 March
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