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?. Hindemith uses the drama and depth of the viola to give Der Schwanendreher a fully-realized range and body.

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Und dreht ihr mir den Schwanen nit, And if you do not turn me the swan, Seid ihr kein Schwanendreher nit. Nobilissima Visione; Der Schwanendreher; Trauermusik. Hindemith started composing Der Schwanendreher shortly after completing his opera Mathis der Maler Matthias the Painter.

Orchestral Works: Paul Hindemith

The following day, from 11 am to hinsemith pm, Hindemith wrote Trauermusik in homage to the late king. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 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. Among the best known of these is Der Schwanendreher, a concerto which takes bindemith number of folk songs as its point of departure.

The music is in ABA form. 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. It is for his great contribution to the repertoire of my instrument and his diversity as a composer that Hindemith stands by far as one of my favorite composers.


Shed your leaves, little linden-tree! Other than the theme itself, what seems to holds the movement together is its light-hearted character.

Der Schwanendreher, concerto for viola & small orchestra

February 21st, by AVS. Hindeith the very last utterance of the orchestra brings everything to a sudden, simplistic, unison C major close. Sometimes it is sounded complete by various combinations of instrumental groups in the orchestra.

Duration 26 minutes Composer Time Period Comp.

Paul Hindemith ‘s Der Schwanendreher literally, “The Swan turner” is a concerto for viola and orchestra. The poet Ezra Pound heard him schwanendreger the Venice Biennale and afterwards wrote: 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 ded used namely in the third movemententitled ‘Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher’ ‘Are you not the swan turner?

The heavy combination of the low strings, woodwinds, and brass sections makes the viola hard to be heard throughout the piece. It was composed in and premiered by the composer himself at a performance in Amsterdam on 14 November 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. Complete Orchestral Works, Vol. Sehr ruhig — Fugato: Variationen “Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher? The slow introduction starts with a declamation of the main theme by the soloist.


Also, it definitely proves to everyone that good rhythm goes along with great musicality. Hinddmith variety of instrumentations, textures, and rhythmic re-interpretations of the theme creates hinvemith playful and colorful sonorities.

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Der Schwanendreher – Wikipedia

The British premiere was scheduled for 22 Januarywith the composer as soloist in London. Concertos ; For viola, orchestra ; Scores featuring the viola ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; For orchestra with soloists ; For viola, piano schwwnendreher ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 2 players.

Finally, the first chord is a problem for most of us. Complete Viola Works, Vol. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.