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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Orchestral Works

Perds tes feuilles, petit tilleul! Duration 26 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. This whimsical idea succinctly describes the procedures of the three movements: The British premiere was scheduled for 22 Januarywith the composer as soloist in London.

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Retrieved from ” https: The Flight Across the Ocean. Are you not the man himself? It was premiered in Amsterdam on 14 November by the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Willem Mengelberg and Schwanrndreher himself playing the solo. The poet Ezra Pound heard him at the Venice Biennale and afterwards wrote: For musical ideas, I always think about playing Hindemith the same as I would play Bach.


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.

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. Francis frescoes of Schwanendreeher in Florence. Kammermusik ; Der Schwanendreher.

Orchestral Works: Paul Hindemith

Hindemith premiered this concerto under Willem Mengelberg in Amsterdam on 14 November and introduced it in several European and American cities during the following year. This enhances the unity between the outer sections, bringing closure as if the sad cantus firmus had always been there from the beginning.

Entry in the catalogue of works. Fahr hin, fahr hin, du hast die Wahl. Jazz Latin New Age. Connect with AVS on Facebook! The concerto was finished on 13 October in Berlin. 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.

This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat The Concerto’s title, translated as ‘The Swan turner’, comes from the name of the last and fourth German folk song used namely in the third movemententitled ‘Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher’ ‘Are you not the swan turner?

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. The heavy combination of the low strings, woodwinds, and brass sections makes the viola hard to be heard throughout the piece. Hindemith Foundation Wikipedia article.


January Total duration: He explained that in this concerto he saw the soloist as an itinerant fiddler who comes among convivial company and plays for them the repertoire he has learned on his travels: With the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ofHindemith composed a concerto for a traditional orchestral ensemble for the first time since his student years. Among the best known of these is Der Schwanendreher, a concerto which takes a number of folk songs as its point of departure.

It represents the industrial era in which Hindemith lived and is often called Motorikin reference to the sound of the new motors invading the new century. Schott Copyright Information U. The viola only gets a fragment of the tune at the very end of the movement, in the coda. Now shed your leaves, little linden! Revision of finale completed; score and piano reduction. The return of the opening material is no longer a duet, as this time Nun laube, Lindlein, laube is heard as a cantus firmus on the horns.