Carl Heinrich Maria Orff

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Carl Heinrich Maria Orff

Birthplace: Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Death: March 29, 1982 (86)
Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Heinrich von Orff and Paula Orff
Husband of Alice Solscher; Gertrud Willert; Luise Rinser and Lieselotte Schmitz
Father of Godela Büchtemann-Orff
Brother of Maria (Mia) Orff

Managed by: Carl Gustav Verbraeken
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About Carl Heinrich Maria Orff

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach toward music education for children..."

"...Orff was married four times: to Alice Solscher (m. 1920, div. 1925), Gertrud Willert (m. 1939, div. 1953), Luise Rinser (m. 1954, div. 1959) and Liselotte Schmitz (m. 1960). His only child Godela, from his first marriage, was born in 1921 (and died in 2013)..."


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Carl Heinrich Maria Orff's Timeline

July 10, 1895
Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
February 21, 1921
Age 25
March 29, 1982
Age 86
Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany