"Orff's music has been regularly performed, yet paradoxically, it is little known. The reason is that his reputation rests almost exclusively on this one composition, Carmina Burana. That single splendid work, which we hear at these performances, catapulted Orff to international fame in 1937. It is such thrilling music that it has remained in the standard repertoire ever since. Orff's other stage and choral compositions are curiosities that are infrequently recorded and rarely performed. His most enduring legacy other than Carmina Burana is the educational materials he developed for schoolchildren. Carmina remains his crowning achievement as a composer. "