(Carl Orff, 1939)
»Fortune meant well with me when she guided a catalogue of an antiquarian bookshop in Würzburg into my hands where I discovered a title which attracted me with its magic powers: Carmina Burana.« This is how Carl Orff described the discovery of the manuscript from Benediktbeuren which was to become the basis for his most well-known work. The collection of songs on love, the zest for life and drinking selected by Carl Orff from this manuscript and transformed into a scenic cantata has become the most successful composition within the genre of contemporary music theatre.
Carl Orff concluded his life work with his most personal composition ›De Temporum Fine Comoedia‹, the ›Comedy of the End of Time‹.
 Curt Sachs from CO-Dok II,14