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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The music is in ABA form. Don’t show me this message again. The melancholic folk tune appears as a chorale in the woodwinds, where every phrase is intercepted by recitative-like declamations of the viola.

Entry in the catalogue of works. 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.

List of compositions by Paul Hindemith Category: Hindrmith frescoes of Giotto in Florence. February 21st, by AVS. Paul Hindemith Performs Hindemith. So that I can believe it.

Der Schwanendreher, concerto for viola & small orchestra

However, just before midnight on 20 January, King George V died. But the very last utterance of schwanendrehee orchestra brings everything to a sudden, simplistic, unison C major close. Hindemith composed the viola concerto Sfhwanendreher Schwanendreher in for his own concert use.

A swan turner was, as well, a hindemitj of the Middle Ages that is depicted in the original edition of the concerto in an illustration, or it can also refer to minstrels. Complete Viola Works, Vol. Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher? 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. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.


It opens with a touching but intense duet for viola and harp on the song Nun laube, Lindlein, laube! Contents 1 Performances 1.

Orchestral Works: Paul Hindemith

This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat Hindemith wrote a programmatic note to the piece: However, in the context of the concerto itself and evidenced in the text of the folk songthe meaning programmatically seems to refer to a wandering medieval minstrel, or organ grinderwho plays on an instrument such hindemkth the hurdy-gurdy and providing embellishments and rhapsodies on the folk tuneswhich has a handle shaped as a swan’s neck, thus the ‘swan turner’ being the travelling musician himself, described by the composer in the preface notes to the work.

If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but schwanendrehed nice features of the site may be unavailable. According to his ability and inspiration he expands and embellishes the tunes, preludes, and fantasizes, like a true musician. In spite of their many dissonances, his compositions stay tonal and tend to develop more and more little motives. This composition draws its title from the final movement’s folk song base, “Aren’t you the swan turner?

Comments RSS Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site. This climaxes in a return of the chorale on the brass and a development of the opening duet. The viola only gets a fragment of the tune at the very end of the movement, in the coda.

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The site is also available in several languages. 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. 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.


The British premiere was scheduled for 22 Januarywith the composer schaanendreher soloist in London.

In his nearly contemporaneous Carmina BuranaCarl Orff likewise bases an entire movement on the theme svhwanendreher roasting swans — in this case, from the animal’s point of view!

He completed the work within just a few days and performed it at a concert in place of the planned Schwaendreher. For musical ideas, I always think about playing Hindemith the same as I would play Bach. Hindemith links altogether the songs by writing an underlined story or poem in the preface of the concerto:.

The sound is also very important. January Total duration: Hindemith intended to evoke the merry spirit of that long-gone age—which, in the increasingly dire political climate of the s, was nindemith to represent for him a lost era of harmony and humanity.

hundemith Houston Symphony Associate Principal Viola Joan DerHovsepian, who works weekly with our students on orchestral repertoire, will also contribute her insights. The second movement features the tune Nun laube, Lindlein, laube!