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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His immense talent earned him a full scholarship to the Hochschule in Frankfurt. With the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ofHindemith composed a concerto for a traditional orchestral ensemble for the first time since his student years.

Paul Hindemith ‘s Der Schwanendreher literally, “The Swan turner” is a concerto for viola and orchestra. It was composed in and premiered by the composer himself at a performance in Amsterdam on 14 November Serious and light-hearted songs, a dance for closing.

Paul Hindemith wrote Der Schwanendreherhis third and most popular viola concerto, during a period of political hostility in Germany. Schwwnendreher the rest of the movement, the folk tune will come back in multiple occasions on different instruments, but never sounded by the soloist. Nun laube, Lindlein, laube! This website uses cookies to improve user experience.

This enhances the unity between the outer sections, bringing closure as if the sad cantus firmus had always been there from the beginning. Trauermusik contains quotations from Symphony: 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 lost era of harmony and humanity. List of compositions by Paul Hindemith Category: Revision of finale completed; score and piano reduction First Perf scheanendreher.

Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

The Complete Works for Viola, Vol. Compositions by Paul Hindemith. Then you are not the swan turner. If the rhythm is played exactly, one will notice how the energy is still driving and how the different articulations written are contrasting with each other.


It is remarkable in how many different ways Hindemith presents the theme.

Orchestral Works: Paul Hindemith

Nevertheless there is a much greater depth of lyrical feeling than in the earlier Kammermusik and Konzertmusik. Starting with an octave in tune as a first note can be dreadful, but as my teachers told me and I write it to remember it myselfyour fingers know where to play, and you should trust them enough to quiet the urge to prepare your octave ages before. For these same reasons, I chose to introduce his famous concerto for viola and orchestra, Der Schwanendreherespecially the first movement, as a blog post from the studio.

The heavy combination of the low strings, woodwinds, and brass sections makes the viola hard to be heard schqanendreher the piece. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. In this work, based on old German folk tunes, he hauntingly reflects his harassed situation in Nazi Germany.

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. First, because I think it is essential for a musician to know the background of a composer, let me talk about Hindejith himself.

Sometimes it is sounded complete by various combinations of instrumental groups in the orchestra.

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. It is important to remember that the orchestration of the concerto is slightly unstandard as well. The original context of ‘swan turner’ in medieval times is that of a cook’s assistant who would turn the handle of a spit on schwanendteher swans were roasting.

Javascript is required for this feature. He completed the work within just a few days and performed it at a concert in place of the planned Schwanendreher. The most important things to remember when you practice it for an audition are how you want the jury or the audience hindrmith remember your playing and how the actual writing, and the respect of it, can help you achieve what you want.


The viola only gets a fragment of the tune at the very end of the movement, in the coda. In spite of their many dissonances, his compositions stay tonal and tend to develop more and more little motives. Contents 1 Performances 1. Hindemith links altogether the songs by writing an underlined story or poem in the preface of the concerto:.

Und dreht ihr mir den Schwanen nit, And if schwanendreyer do not turn me the swan, Seid ihr kein Schwanendreher nit.

His solo and ensemble writing, for example, are said to have been inspired by the style of J. Away, away, you have the choice.

Music for Viola and Orchestra.

AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Moderately fast Meaning of title [ edit ] 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? In the third movement the vigorous good spirits of the final dance-song provide the starting point for an extended set of cheerful variations, robust and tender, rounding off the work in highly convivial fashion.

Revision of finale completed; score and piano reduction. Five of them are part of the concert suite of the same name compiled by Hindemith shortly thereafter.

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Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher? Nobilissima Visione; Der Schwanendreher; Trauermusik. So that I can believe it.