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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Are you not the swan turner? In this quartet, Hindemith initiated himself to the position and sound of the viola, the instrument that would make him known as an international soloist later on.

Therefore, articulation and focus in your sound are keys to make yourself heard as well as keeping your energy going for the next thirty minutes. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, The hindemiht context of ‘swan turner’ in medieval times is that of a cook’s assistant who would turn the handle of a spit on which swans were roasting. Five of them are part of the concert suite of the same name compiled by Hindemith shortly thereafter.

Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul)

Connect with AVS on Facebook! It was scored for viola and string orchestra, and was performed that evening, in schwanendreber live broadcast from a BBC studio, with Adrian Boult conducting and the composer as soloist. The title of the work is shared with that of the tune that forms the basis of the finale; the “Schwanendreher” in question is a “swan-turner,” a cook’s assistant who turns the spit upon which a swan is roasted.


Hindemith links altogether the songs by writing an underlined story or poem in the preface of the concerto:. So that I can believe it. Feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss, but also hope for a better future and willingness for finding light in the midst schqanendreher darkness.

Sign up for scchwanendreher Email Newsletter. The orchestra calls for 2 flutes one doubling on piccolooboe2 clarinets2 bassoons3 hornstrumpettrombonetimpaniharpand a string section of 4 cellos and 3 double basses. Perds tes feuilles, petit tilleul! List of compositions by Paul Hindemith Category: Compositions by Paul Hindemith.

This movement is in sonata form. Houston Symphony Associate Principal Viola Joan DerHovsepian, who works weekly with our students on orchestral repertoire, will also contribute her insights. Hindemith started composing Der Schwanendreher shortly after completing his opera Mathis der Maler Matthias the Painter.

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Two orchestral works composed during the s owe their existence to Hindemith’s collaboration with the dancer and choreograph Leonide Massine. 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. Turn me the swan! Paul Hindemith Performs Hindemith. The work was written on the heels of the composer’s monumental, medieval-themed opera Mathis der Maler ; it is thought, in fact, that Hindemith ‘s research for that work led him to the songs employed in Der Schwanendreher.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The music is in ABA form. Paul Hindemith wrote Der Schwanendreherhis third and most popular viola concerto, during a period of political hostility in Germany.


This virtuoso work is a successor to the great solo concertos of the romantic period, anticipating the representative works that Hindemith was to write for American orchestras during the s.

Kammermusik Der Schwanendreher Clarinet Concerto. The ballet music for Massine bearing the title Nobilissima Visione is made up of eleven parts altogether. Don’t show me this message again. AllMusic relies schwahendreher on JavaScript. 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? It was composed in and premiered by the composer himself at a performance in Amsterdam on 14 November The concerto was finished on 13 October in Berlin.

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. By the last variation, the enraged viola makes it hard to remember the happy-go-lucky tune in its original form.

According schwanehdreher his ability and inspiration he expands and embellishes the tunes, preludes, and fantasizes, like a true musician. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.