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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Music for Viola and Orchestra. Nobilissima Visione; Der Schwanendreher; Trauermusik. This first statement of marked angular contours climbs to high pitch mountains before descending to the deepest registral valleys of the viola and into the march-like entrance of the orchestra, with the schwanehdreher tune in the horns and trombone.

Are You Hindmeith the Swan Turner? 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. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Are you not the hindemithh himself? Among the best known of these is Der Schwanendreher, a concerto which takes a number of folk songs as its point of departure.

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

bindemith Your browser does not seem to support the audio tag. Don’t show me this message again. Paul Hindemith ‘s Der Schwanendreher literally, “The Swan turner” is a concerto for viola and 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.

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

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

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. January Total duration: 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’ schwanendrehwr you not the swan turner?

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After complex yet transparent contrapuntal play between the soloist and the orchestra, the clarinet arrives at the opening melody, which becomes a songful and playful second theme. Sexy Trippy All Moods. By using bindemith site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In fact, the German composer is more inspired by the compositional techniques of the Baroque era than the Classical, though Hindemith still features some neo-classical aspects in his music. And flew away over lake. The swan turner was the person in charge of turning the swan when it was being roasted on a spit. Hindemith’s statement is particularly clear in the second movement: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

In this work, based on old German folk tunes, he hauntingly shwanendreher his harassed situation in Nazi Germany. Fahr hin, fahr hin, du hast die Wahl. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Compositions by Paul Hindemith. Hindemith composed the viola concerto Der Schwanendreher in for his own concert use.

The ballet music for Massine bearing the title Nobilissima Visione is made up of eleven parts altogether.

This is going to be an exciting year for us, sharing our thoughts on life with the viola, and we look forward to any feedback and questions that might be raised. The music is in ABA form.

The movement is based on Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal Between mountain and deep schhwanendreherhinted at by the trombone in the slow introduction, and intoned by that instrument, among others, after the music hinremith developed into a melodious but quite serious-minded faster movement.

Retrieved from ” https: It rained a lot and it got wet. Duration 26 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. Hindemith premiered this concerto under Willem Mengelberg in Amsterdam on 14 November and introduced it in several European and American cities during the following year.


Der Schwanendreher, concerto for viola & small orchestra

The slow introduction starts with a declamation of the main theme by the soloist. Perds tes feuilles, petit tilleul! The poet Ezra Pound heard him at the Venice Biennale and afterwards wrote: 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.

This medieval picture was the basis for the composition. With the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ofHindemith composed a concerto for a hinndemith orchestral ensemble for the first time since his student years. Now shed your leaves, little linden!

Revision of finale completed; score and piano reduction First Perf ormance. His immense talent earned him a full scholarship to the Hochschule in Frankfurt. 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. 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.

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

Thoughts on Hindemith’s Der Schwanendreher – From the Rice Studio

If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable. February 5th, by AVS. Sometimes it is sounded complete by various combinations of instrumental groups in the orchestra. This climaxes in a return of the chorale on the brass and a development of the opening duet. It was composed in and premiered by the composer himself at a performance in Amsterdam on 14 November