BEST EVER O Fortuna - Carl Orff Carmina Burana Carl Orff (July 10, 1895 – March 29, 1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). The cacophonic masterpiece that is O Fortuna was written in 1935 by German composer Carl Orff and is the opening and closing movements to Carmina Burana. It premiered at Frankfurt in Nazi Germany 1937. Originally designed by Orff as a concert with dancers and staging.
Carl Orff (1895 - 1982) – scholar, educator, and composer – lived most of his life in Munich, Bavaria. Many of his major original works are steeped in Bavarian folklore. After World War I, during which he was wounded, Orff turned to the study of music from the late Renaissance and early Baroque, especially that of Claudio Monteverdi. This would influence his later operas.
Glastonbury Tor viewed through the mists of Avalon (insulam Auallonis). If you listen carefully you might just be able to hear strains of Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" drifting like the mist across the fields - perhaps heralding the late king's long foretold return to Albion? (just click on the image to get the full effect!)