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

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. This first statement of marked angular contours climbs to high pitch mountains before descending to the deepest registral valleys of the viola and into the march-like entrance of the orchestra, with the folk tune in the horns and trombone. 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.


Other than the theme itself, what seems to holds the movement together is its light-hearted character. Mathis der Maler; Der Schwanendreher. Sometimes it is sounded complete by various combinations of instrumental groups in the orchestra.

Don’t show me this message again. A musician comes among merry company and performs the music he has brought with him from afar: Slow — Moderately moving, hinsemith strength “Nun laube, Lindlein laube”: Therefore, articulation and focus in your sound are keys to make yourself heard as well as schwanendrehwr your energy going for the next thirty minutes. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won’t work as expected without them.


Thoughts on Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher – From the Rice Studio

The variety of instrumentations, textures, and rhythmic re-interpretations of the theme creates very playful and colorful sonorities. The following day, from 11 am to 5 pm, Hindemith wrote Trauermusik in homage to the late king.

Schwanenddreher wrote a programmatic note to the piece: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Among the best known of these is Der Schwanendreher, a concerto which takes a number of folk songs as its point of departure. So that I can believe it. After complex yet transparent contrapuntal play between the soloist and the orchestra, the clarinet arrives at the opening melody, which becomes a songful and playful second theme. Please obey the copyright laws of your country.

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Music for Viola and Orchestra. Streams Videos All Posts. The orchestra calls for 2 flutes one doubling scgwanendreher piccolooboe2 clarinets2 bassoons3 hornstrumpettrombonetimpaniharpand a string section of 4 cellos and 3 double basses. The British premiere was scheduled for 22 Januarywith the composer as soloist in London.

First, because I think it is essential for a musician to know the background of a composer, let me talk about Hindemith himself. The return of the opening material is no longer a duet, as this time Nun schwannendreher, Lindlein, laube is heard as a cantus firmus on the horns.


The title of this famous concerto may seem weird at first. I have such a mournful day.

Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul)

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 scnwanendreher of mourning. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

There runs an open road: In all his compositions, counterpoint and structural identity are his signature as well as clear, diatonic melodies accompanied by progressions of chords beyond the realm of common-practice era harmonies.

Concertos ; For viola, orchestra ; Hindsmith featuring the viola ; Scores featuring the schwnendreher ; For orchestra with soloists ; For viola, piano arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 2 players.

Retrieved from ” https: And luck is on every alley. This enhances the unity between the outer sections, schwanendrener closure as if the sad cantus firmus had always been there from the beginning. It was composed in and premiered by the composer himself at a performance in Amsterdam on 14 November This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat