Sergio Muñoz Leiva will perform Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra on Friday, 6 February By Marie-Elyse Badeau Though condemned by the Nazi party, or maybe because of that very fact, Paul Hindemith’s music participated greatly. Hindemith’s only formally titled concerto for viola and full (though still small) to the song on which the finale is based, Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher?.

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Hindemith with the viola, about The British premiere was scheduled for 22 Januarywith the composer as soloist in London. It is important hinndemith remember that the orchestration of the concerto is slightly unstandard as well.

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Dreht mir den Schwanen! From the viola lead grow all the sounds of the orchestra … the composer is impregnated with the sense of growth, cellular, as in the natural kingdoms. The work was written on the heels of the composer’s monumental, medieval-themed opera Mathis der Maler ; it is thought, in fact, that Hindemith ‘s research for that work led him to the songs employed in Der Schwanendreher. Please obey the copyright laws of your country.

On the occasion of the death of the King of England in JanuaryHindemith, who was at that very moment in London giving concerts, was commissioned to compose music of mourning.

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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. That quality is most patent in the beautiful slow movement.

These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. Feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss, but also hope for a better future and willingness for finding light in the midst of darkness. After fleeing Germany during World War II, Hindemith returned to his native country, dying there in Decemberafter a life full of playing, writing, composing and conducting.


Also, it definitely proves to everyone that good rhythm goes along with great musicality. For musical ideas, I always think about playing Hindemith the same as I would play Bach.

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Perds tes feuilles, petit tilleul! Shed your leaves, little linden-tree! This virtuoso work is a successor to the great solo concertos of the romantic period, anticipating the representative works that Hindemith was to write for American orchestras during the s. This orchestration is uniquely interesting due to its lack of violins and violas which benefits the composition by making it schwanendrehrr for the solo viola to be heard.

Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul)

The Flight Across the Ocean. This composition draws its title from the final movement’s folk song base, “Aren’t you the swan turner? Away, away, you have the choice. Javascript is required for this feature. The orchestra calls for 2 flutes one doubling on piccolooboe2 clarinets2 bassoons3 hornstrumpettrombonetimpaniharpand a string section of 4 cellos and 3 double basses. Don’t show me this message again. Connect with AVS on Facebook! In fact, the German composer is more inspired by the compositional techniques of the Baroque era than the Classical, though Hindemith still features some neo-classical aspects in his music.

Paul Hindemith Performs Hindemith. It is remarkable in how many different ways Hindemith presents the theme. Music for Viola and Orchestra. For this reason, even though he would not decide to flee from Germany untilmost of his musical activity happened in foreign countries. Hindemithwhose interest in the viola was intense and lifelong, wrote a number of concertante works for the instrument which he often publicly performed himself and which greatly enriched the instrument’s rather slender repertoire.


Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. He explained that in this concerto he saw the soloist as an itinerant fiddler who comes among schwanendgeher company and plays for them the repertoire he has learned on his travels: In the hinndemith of the two men drafted the plan for a ballet about St.

Houston Symphony Associate Principal Viola Joan DerHovsepian, who works weekly with our students on orchestral repertoire, will also contribute her insights. Retrieved from ” https: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Sign up for our Email Newsletter. Hindemith intended to evoke the merry spirit of that long-gone age—which, in the increasingly dire political climate of the s, was coming to represent for him a shwanendreher era of harmony and humanity. This website uses cookies to improve user experience.

In this work, based on old German folk tunes, he hauntingly reflects his harassed situation in Nazi Germany.

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