Unterschrift Carl Orff

Educational works

» Music begins in the individual.«[1]

(Carl Orff in the SOS Children’s Village Dießen 1964)
(Carl Orff in the SOS Children’s Village Dießen 1964)



The theory that music begins in the individual provides the basis for Carl Orff’s fundamental concept of musical education which aims to encourage ›elemental music-making‹. Language, dance and music are conceived as three forms of expression of equal significance.

Play and improvisation are combined in a work process which provides the participants with a high degree of creative freedom and leads to integrated artistic activity.

Other forms of artistic expression such as the performing arts and fine art can also be incorporated.


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Abb.: OZM, Fred Lindinger
Audio: Klangdokumentation RCA 09026 68031 2



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