Composer Carl Orff - best known for his cantata "Carmina Burana" It is the first part of a trilogy that includes "Catulli Carmina" and "Trionfo di Afrodite" His operas "Der Mond" and "Die Kluge" have also been very successful.
Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest. Monteverdi's work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the change from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period.
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.
okjol: Claudio Monteverdi, circa by an anonymous artist, (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford). Thought to be the earliest known image of Monteverdi, at about age painted when he was still at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua.