Carl Orff heirs tell festival to eff orff

A ten year dispute between the Carl Orff Foundation and the Kloster Andechs festival which performs ildly updated versions of his work has ended with the festival being cancelled after this summer.

Orff is buried in the church at Kloster Andechs. The stage director Marcus Everding says he was buried twice – once in the church and a second time by the Foundation.

The foundation is headed by a slavishly loyal ex-Orff pupil, Wilfried Hiller.

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  • Marcus Everding is the son of August Everding, one of the most influential opera directors in postwar Germany.

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