Hindemith, Paul

March 30, 2013, 7:00 pm

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From his birth in a town near Frankfurt through his time in Egypt, Turkey, and eventual emigration to America, Paul Hindemith had a strong and lasting impact on music in the middle of the 20th century. We’ll sample his compositions and follow his controversial life.

Playlist

Episode 1

Joseph Joachim Raff : Cavatina, Op. 85, No. 3 (excerpt)
Josef Suk, violin; Josef Hala, piano
Supraphon 840
1:45

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders! (excerpt)
Chicago Pro Musica
Reference Recordings 16
:53

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 – Der Held (excerpt)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Karajan
DG 415508
:34

Paul Hindemith: 3 Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier, Op. 8
1. Capriccio
2. Phantasiestück

Channel Classics 11097
Pieter Wispelwey, cello Paolo Giacometti, piano
13:29

Paul Hindemith: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 2
I. Sehr lebhaft
III. Scherzo. Sehr lebhaft

Juilliard String Quartet
Wergo 66222
1:01, 16:19

Paul Hindemith: Violin Sonata, Op. 11/1 in E-flat, II
Gidon Kremer, violin; Andrei Gavrilov, piano
EMI 69334
5:47

Paul Hindemith: Tanzstücke, I & II
Hans Petermandl, piano
Marco Polo 8.223335
4:43

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Viola & Piano, Op. 11, No. 4
I. Phantasie

Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robert Levin, piano
ECM 833309
3:37

Episode 2

Paul Hindemith: Suite Fur Klavier
I. Marsch
II. Shimmy
III. Nachtstuck

Hans Petermandl, piano
Marco Polo 8.223335
10:07

Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik
Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Sony 64400
13:01, 1:08

Paul Hindemith: Der Dämon, Op. 28
Tanz Des Dämons
Tanz Der Bunten Bänder, Tanz Der Geängstigten Schwalbe

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Lothar Zagrosek
London 444182
7:07

Paul Hindemith: Scherzo for Viola and Cello
Paul Hindemith, viola; Emanuel Feuermann, cello
EMI 55032
3:26

Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 1
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Claudio Abbado
EMI 678411
14:10

Episode 3

Paul Hindemith: Morgenmusik from Plöner Musiktag
I. Mäßig bewegt
II. Lied
III. Bewegt

Summit Brass
Summit 115
4:51

Paul Hindemith: Das Marienleben, Op. 27
1. Geburt Mariae
11. Pietà

Roxolana Roslak, soprano; Glenn Gould, piano
Sony 52674
7:50

Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 38
I. Mit Kraft, mässig schnelle Viertel
III. Marsch für Holzbläser. Nicht zu langsame Viertel

Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chandos 9000
7:23

Paul Hindemith: Konzertmusik For Brass & Strings, Op. 50, II
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt
Lon 433809
8:34

Paul Hindemith: Piano Sonata #1,The River Main, I
Glenn Gould, piano
Sony 52670
3:24

Paul Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher, III
Arthur Fiedler Orchestra/Arthur Fiedler; Paul Hindemith, viola
RCA 62571
2:41

Paul Hindemith: “Sonniges Land. Mildes Drängen Schon Nahen Sommers” fr. Mathis Der Maler
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Kubelik; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
EMI 40740
3:30

Paul Hindemith: Symphony “Mathis der Maler”
I. Engelkonzert

Dresden Philharmonic/Kegel
Berlin Classics 0090542
8:23

Episode 4

Paul Hindemith: “Mathis der Maler” Symphony
II. Grablegung
III. Versuchung

Dresden Philharmonic/Kegel
Berlin 0090542
18:55

Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt; Walther, viola
Decca 421523
8:39

Paul Hindemith: Nobilissima Visione, I
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt
Decca 433809
7:22

Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, II, IV
London Symphony Orchestra/Abbado
Decca 470264
12:12

Episode 5

Paul Hindemith: When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’d, A Requiem for Those We Love
1. Prelude
2. Arioso, In The Swamp
3. March, Over The Breast Of Spring
4. O Western Orb
5. Arioso, Sing On, There In The Swamp
11. Finale: Passing The Visions

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Robert Shaw; William Stone, baritone; Jan de Gaetani, mezzo-soprano
Telarc 80132
29:28

Paul Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis: Praeludium
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Pyramid 13497
4:35

Paul Hindemith: “Die Harmonie Der Welt” Symphony
II. Musica Humana

Dresden Philharmonic/Herbert Kegel
Berlin 0090542
9:58

Paul Hindemith: Sonata For Alto Horn In E Flat & Piano
1. Ruhig Bewegt

Lawrence Strieby, horn; Theodor Lichtmann, piano
Summit Records 115
1:42

Paul Hindemith: Sonata For Tuba & Piano, I
Gene Pokorny, tuba. Theodor Lichtmann, piano
Summit Records 115
3:25