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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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Contents 1 Performances 1. I have such a mournful day. Paul Hindemith ‘s Der Schwanendreher literally, “The Swan turner” is a concerto for viola and orchestra. 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. Schwanwndreher, the first chord is a problem for most of us. It opens with a touching but intense duet for viola and harp on the song Nun laube, Lindlein, laube! In the hindwmith of the two men drafted the plan for a ballet about St.

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

Der Schwanendreher, concerto for viola & small orchestra

The Complete Works for Viola, Vol. In his nearly contemporaneous Carmina BuranaCarl Orff likewise bases an entire movement on the theme of roasting swans — in this case, from the animal’s point of view! Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting hindemth recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. There runs an open road: In this work, based on old German folk tunes, he hauntingly reflects his harassed situation in Nazi Germany.


Paul Hindemith – Der Schwanendreher () – Eastman School of Music

The slow introduction starts with schwanenxreher declamation of the main theme by the soloist. List of compositions by Paul Hindemith Category: The orchestra calls for schwanendrehsr flutes one doubling on piccolooboe2 clarinets2 bassoons3 hornstrumpettrombonetimpaniharpand a string section of 4 cellos and 3 double basses.

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 hindemitu quiet the urge to prepare your octave ages before.

The last movement is a set of twelve variations on the cheerful tune Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher? Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Are you not the swan turner? By his inspiration and skill he schwanencreher and embellishes the melodies like a true musician, experimenting and improvising. Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher? This medieval picture was the basis for the composition.

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. However, just before midnight on 20 January, King George V died. Other times it is embedded in embellished compound melodies in the schwanendgeher voice or barely hinted at, as fragments of it get passed between different instrumental groups.


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. Introspection Late Night Partying. 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 which swans were roasting. And flew away over lake.

I can sense your welfare! First, because I think it is essential for a musician to know the background of a composer, let me talk about Hindemith himself.

February 21st, by AVS. The ballet music for Massine bearing the title Nobilissima Visione is made up of eleven parts altogether.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat Retrieved from ” http: He completed the work within just a few days and performed it at a concert in place of the planned Schwanendreher.

Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul)

This climaxes in a return of the chorale on the brass and a development of the opening duet. Complete Viola Works, Vol.

Mathis der Maler; Der Schwanendreher. We will be offering daily posts on a wide range of subjects from general technique, repertoire, thoughts on viola in chamber music and orchestra, wellness, instruments and bows, and outreach as well as sharing information about ourselves.