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  YAM October 1995 - Remembering Paul Hindemith
Hindemith composed almost 300 major pieces, some of which have become concert-hall staples throughout the world (his sonatas are part of the standard repertoire in the training of instrumentalists), and he wrote works in nearly every classical form -- concerto, sonata, symphony, opera, oratorio, and ballet.
Hindemith was invited to the School as a guest lecturer in the spring of 1940, and a year later was asked to join the faculty as a full-time professor.
Hindemith dedicated much of his life to encouraging people to make music, rather than to simply listen to it; he refused to allow music to be the sole province of the elite and insisted that it be practiced with the inspired precision of a fine craftsman.
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 Hindemith - Search View - MSN Encarta
Hindemith was born in Hanau on November 16, 1895, and studied at the Hock Conservatory in Frankfurt.
Hindemith died in Frankfurt on December 28, 1963.
Although some of his earlier compositions tended toward atonality, the bulk of his work is tonal, and he developed his own system of treating harmony and tonality, based on a hierarchy of tension (dissonance) and relaxation (consonance).
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 Paul Hindemith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Hanau, Germany, Hindemith was taught the violin as a child.
Hindemith turned some of the music from this opera into a purely instrumental symphony (also called Mathis der Maler), which is one of his most frequently performed works.
Hindemith was preparing a concert for the BBC when he heard news of the death of George V.
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 Immigrant Composers - NPRN Composer of the Month
Hindemith's music until the end of the war mostly remained unpublished at the time, and was of an overtly romantic nature that he soon renounced.
Hindemith wrote more than a dozen works for his chosen instruments, the viola and viola d'amore (a sweet-sounding variant of the instrument that shares some traits with the viol rather than the violin family).
Hindemith made the last movement an arrangement of the chorale titled "Vor deinem Thron tret ich hiermit" (I now step before your throne) on the grounds that it had a kingly feeling and dealt with death.
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 From Cedille, a fine collection of Paul Hindemith's chamber music for clarinet. Review By Joe Milicia
Hindemith's music has been dismissed by generations of pundits as dry, academic, "intellectual" in some vaguely derogatory sense--terms that could be applied as fairly to the works of J.S. Bach.
Written in Hindemith's distinctive mature style — every bar of the piece could only be by this composer—it features a richly complex opening movement, a quirky, witty scherzo, a dirge that matches the depths of Mathis der Maler in passionate intensity, and a brief, breezy finale that transforms motifs of the earlier movements.
Hindemith wrote a day's worth of music, suitable for performance by students and amateurs, then rehearsed the ensembles.
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 Hindemith, Paul
Paul Hindemith was born in Hanau on 16 November 1895.
In 1927 Hindemith was appointed professor for composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and in 1929, he gave the first performance of William Walton’s Viola Concerto.
Hindemith’s career as a composer prospered in the thirties, but - as did many others - he suffered with the advent of Hitler and after 1933, his works dissappeared from the concert programmes.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
In 1933 Hindemith began work on his opera "Mathis der Maler" and found himself in open conflict with the National Socialist government of Germany and, despite the protestation of the conductor Furtwangler, the opera was banned.
Hindemith derived a symphony of the same title from the opera The dance legend Nobilissima visione, based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi and first performed in London in 1938.
Among the various duo sonatas written by Hindemith, there are sonatas for violin and piano and for viola and piano that are of interest.
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 Art of the States: Paul Hindemith
In 1927 Hindemith joined the faculty of the Berlin Hochschule für Musik; he was one of the first to teach a course in film music, and experimented with works for radio and gramophone.
Hindemith resigned his post at the Berlin Hochschule and travelled several times to the United States; in 1938 he left for Switzerland, settling in Bluche.
Hindemith emigrated to the United States in early 1940 and became an American citizen in 1946.
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Hindemith's prime creative focus during this period, however, was not on large concert works, as was made clear in a letter written on May 8, 1930 to Mrs.
While the declaration in part may have served a business purpose (he then asked for a sizeable stipend), it reflects Hindemith's concern that composers not distance themselves from the larger community, a conviction that had grown during the late twenties into a sense of the artist's responsibility to society.
As early as 1918, Hindemith privately had expressed an interest in exploring the expressive and formal ranges of the genre.
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 Hindemith on Trombone
Hindemith on Trombone, Ronald Barron, Trombone; Fredrik Wanger, piano; Lawrence Isaacson, Scott Hartman, trombone; Douglas Yeo, bass trombone; members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra string section, conducted by Ronald Feldman.
To the general public, Hindemith has about the worst reputation this side of Schoenberg, and the trombone is familiar as a solo instrument only to people with a special interest in brass playing.
Barron also takes on one of Hindemith's greatest works, the "Trauermusik" ("Music for Mourning"), originally written for viola and string orchestra, the "Six Chansons," which exist in both solo and choral versions, some duets originally conceived for cello and piano, and basoon and cello, and a masterly five-movement sonata for Alto Horn and Piano.
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 The Accordion and Hindemith's Kammermusik
One of the main innovators of musical modernism, Hindemith was a composer, conductor, violist, educator, and theoretician.
The climax comes with the quotation, by the trumpet, of a contemporary fox trot in G major, accompanied by scales in all the other eleven major keys, and the end is a manic stretto worthy of any great comedy of the silent screen.
Hindemith, in the meantime, had disappeared backstage with the other musicians.
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 The Musical Times: Paul Hindemith 1895-1963   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hindemith’s music will withstand the ups and downs of fashion, but it is sad nevertheless that these should need to be remarked upon on the occasion of, as it were, a post-obituary.
It is therefore not surprising that in this context Hindemith be considered ‘dull and repetitive’.
This sort of tour de force is proof enough of the originality of Hindemith, the Violin Concerto of his mature mastery of traditional forms.
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 Classical Net Review - Hindemith - Piano Sonatas
Hindemith was one of those surprising Gould enthusiasms – like the piano music of Richard Strauss, Korngold, and Bizet or the singing of Petula Clark and Barbra Streisand – that would bubble to the surface from time to time with the loud pop of a party cracker or swamp gas, and damn prevailing opinion.
Hindemith is almost always considerate, although I encountered a fiendish run in the second-movement scherzo and chords in the finale that turned my hair a little grayer.
Hindemith mainly gives your hands a set of patterns of movement and varies position and combination to yield beautiful music – a kind of jeu des mains.
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 Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
Hindemith had been collaborating with the dancer Leonide Massine on a ballet based on a series of Brueghel paintings.
Hindemith saw the Weber themes as being rather childish and simplistic and therefore took a lot of liberty with the composition.
Hindemith then develops the tension in the orchestration until the second climax at measure 159 to the end of the movement.
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 Hindemith Bio
Like many of Hindemith's works, it is respected in musical circles, but unpopular with audiences, and it is rarely staged.
It laid out Hindemith's compositional technique he had been using throughout the 1930s and would continue to use for the rest of his life, and added to his reputation as a composer theoretically interesting, but lacking in emotional interest.
Hindemith's most popular work, both on record and in the concert hall, is probably the
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 Hindemith, Paul - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hindemith combined experimental and traditional techniques into a distinctively modern style.
Hindemith's early compositions are highly contrapuntal and often atonal.
Many of Hindemith's works might be classed as Gebrauchsmusik [utility music], written for specific performance by amateur school groups or chamber music organizations.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-hindemit.html   (400 words)

 Hindemith: Nobilissima visione, Concert music for Strings and Brass, Der Schwandreher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Blomstedt's Hindemith triptych may help to defuse the idea that this is a grittily uningratiating composer.
As in their previous Hindemith coupling, Blomstedt and the orchestra bring out the warmth as well as the rugged power.
Hindemith was particularly strong in his writing for brasses, and some conductors emphasize this at the expense of the rest of the orchestra.
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Hindemith participates at the Congress for Arab Music in Cairo in March; in addition to him the Egyptian government invites Erich M. von Hornbostel, Curt Sachs, Johannes Wolf, Béla Bartók, Alois Hába and others.
Hindemith had composed the work during the previous night after the scheduled concert programme had to be changed due to the death of the King of England.
Hindemith is awarded the Bach Prize of the City of Hamburg on 2 March.
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 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: Biography of Paul Hindemith
by Fritz Busch, Stuttgart 1921 and by Ludwig Rottenberg (whose daughter, Gertrud, Hindemith married in 1924) in Frankfurt 1922 (with a 3rd opera Sancta Susanna).
Donaueschingen 1921, by qt., with Hindemith as violist, led by Licco Amar.
Hindemith is invariably associated with the term Gebrauchsmusik (utility mus.) but this is a misleading and drab name for his attitude to his art, which was that audiences should participate as well as listen.
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 Composer Paul Hindemith
A two-day festival designed to celebrate the life and works of the German composer Paul Hindemith will be held at William Paterson University in Wayne on April 12 and 13 from 3 to 10 p.m.
Hindemith, who was born in 1895, was a leading exponent of the neoclassic movement.
By the time of Hindemith's death in 1963, performances of his music were far less common than they had been even in the 1950s.
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 Paul Hindemith
One of the main innovators of musical modernism, Paul Hindemith was a composer, conductor, violist, educator, and theoretician.
Hindemith began composing in a post-Romantic, Reger-like idiom, although Hindemith's textures are generally leaner.
Hindemith disliked dodecaphony, which he regarded as unnatural, and set himself up as the Anti-Schoenberg.
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 The Music Chamber - Paul Hindemith
The three movements show Hindemith's coming to terms with his classical and romantic sides.
Hindemith composed six string quartets and three trios.
Hindemith is today recognized as the leading German composer of his generation.
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 Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) - famous Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Classics hit collection and Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Respected as one of the most distinguished viola-players of his time, Hindemith devoted the earlier part of his career to performance, first as a violinist and then as violist in the Amar-Hindemith Quartet, while developing his powers as a composer and his distinctive theories of harmony and of the place of the composer in society.
Hindemith found himself in open conflict with the National Socialist government of Germany in 1934 with his opera Mathis der Maler, the banning of which brought about the resignation of the conductor Furtwängler from his official positions.
Apart from his three Piano Sonatas and sonatas for two pianos and for piano duet, Ludus Tonalis is the most ambitious work for piano, a set of fugues and interludes through the keys, in the manner of J.S. Bach, preceded by an introduction that is inverted in conclusion.
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 Capstone Records: Hindemith und Seine Freunde
The fifteen-minute Hindemith sonata, of 1936, is serene and ecstatic, showing no sign of his exhausting work setting up musical life in Turkey that year, nor of his uncertain position at home, where his works were first ignored.
Genzmer's sonata is undated: the piano writing recalls Hindemith: it holds the piece together while the flute goes off on wilder flights - fitting use of the characteristics of each instrument.
This recital returns to Hindemith for its close: Eight Pieces, for solo flute, date from 1927; they last about one minute each and cover many moods, but are not especially Hindemithian.
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 Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Basic is Hindemith's contribution to the significance of the term "Music for Use", that is to say, creating music that is easy to be performed by a small group of musicians - even amateurs - and that is even easier for the common listeners to approach it.
Hindemith was chased - because of his progressive ideas - by the fascist government of Germany and he resorted to the United States where he continued normally his work by teaching and applying his own ideas.
Hindemith's output is interesting enough, specifically his dramatic music - 8 operas, 3 ballets, choral works, 3 symphonies, a lot of concerts, 6 Kammermusike (chamber music), 7 string quartets, 4 sonatas for violin, 5 sonatas for viola, sonatas for various wind instruments, works for orchestra of amateurs.
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 Paul Hindemith, Composer
Paul Hindemith was already a good violinist at the age of eleven when he ran away from home to become a musician.
His music was banned by Hitler and in 1939, he fled to Switzerland and then to the U.S. where he lived happily for several years as head of the music department at Yale University.
Hindemith wrote a sonata for every instrument in the orchestra.
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 Paul Hindemith - Moviefone
The Website of Paul Hindemith, his life, works and foundation, including the Hindemith Institute Frankfurt and the Hindemith Musîc Centre Blonay.
Paul Hindemith was born in 1895 in Hanau and died in 1963 in Frankfurt.
Individual stages of his life are classified in tabular form according to the works...
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