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Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith (, powl HIN-deh-mitt; 16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a German composer, music theorist, teacher, violist and conductor. He founded the Amar Quartet in 1921, touring extensively in Europe. As a composer, he became a major advocate of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) style of music in the 1920s, with compositions such as Kammermusik, including works with viola and viola d'amore as solo instruments in a neo-Bachian spirit. Other notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben (1923), Der Schwanendreher for viola and orchestra (1935), the opera Mathis der Maler (1938), the Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (1943), and the oratorio When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd (1946), a requiem based on Walt Whitman's poem. Hindemith and his wife emigrated to Switzerland and the United States ahead of World War II, after worsening difficulties with the Nazi German regime. In his later years, he conducted and recorded much of his own music.

Most of Hindemith's compositions are anchored by a foundational tone, and use musical forms and counterpoint and cadences typical of the Baroque and Classical traditions. His harmonic language is more modern, freely using all 12 notes of the chromatic scale within his tonal framework, as detailed in his three-volume treatise, The Craft of Musical Composition.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 16, 1895 (Hanau), Died December 28, 1963 (Frankfurt am Main)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, viola, piano

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor FRC-74868 35mm film 12/17/1932 Concerto for piano and orchestra (Kammermusik no. 2) Eunice Norton ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and piano composer  
Victor FRC-74869 35mm film 12/17/1932 Concerto for piano and orchestra (Kammermusik no. 2) Eunice Norton ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra and piano composer  
Victor BS-84540 10-in. 10/18/1934 Three pieces for five instruments Bruno Reibold ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-023255 12-in. 5/20/1938 Quartet no. 3 Nicolai Berezowsky ; Coolidge Quartet ; Victor Gottlieb ; William Kroll ; Nicolas Moldavan String quartet composer  
Victor CS-023256 12-in. 5/20/1938 Quartet no. 3 Nicolai Berezowsky ; Coolidge Quartet ; Victor Gottlieb ; William Kroll ; Nicolas Moldavan String quartet composer  
Victor CS-023257 12-in. 5/20/1938 Quartet no. 3 Nicolai Berezowsky ; Coolidge Quartet ; Victor Gottlieb ; William Kroll ; Nicolas Moldavan String quartet composer  
Victor CS-023258 12-in. 5/20/1938 Quartet no. 3 Nicolai Berezowsky ; Coolidge Quartet ; Victor Gottlieb ; William Kroll ; Nicolas Moldavan String quartet composer  
Victor CS-023259 12-in. 5/20/1938 Quartet no. 3 Nicolai Berezowsky ; Coolidge Quartet ; Victor Gottlieb ; William Kroll ; Nicolas Moldavan String quartet composer  
Victor CS-023260 12-in. 5/20/1938 Quartet no. 3 Nicolai Berezowsky ; Coolidge Quartet ; Victor Gottlieb ; William Kroll ; Nicolas Moldavan String quartet composer  
Victor CS-028979 12-in. 11/18/1938 Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 William Primrose ; Jesús María Sanromá Viola and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-028980 12-in. 11/18/1938 Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 William Primrose ; Jesús María Sanromá Viola and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-028981 12-in. 11/18/1938 Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 William Primrose ; Jesús María Sanromá Viola and piano duet composer  
Victor CS-028982 12-in. 11/18/1938 Sonata for viola and piano, op. 11, no. 4 William Primrose ; Jesús María Sanromá Viola and piano duet composer  
Brunswick 1256av 12-in. 1926 Duet in E flat major Paul Hindemith ; Rudolf Hindemith Viola and cello duet instrumentalist, viola  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hindemith, Paul," accessed May 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102426.

Hindemith, Paul. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102426.

"Hindemith, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102426

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