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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The viola only gets a fragment of the tune at the very end of the movement, in the coda. Hindemith started composing Der Schwanendreher shortly after completing his opera Mathis der Maler Matthias the Painter.

Are You Not the Swan Turner? He completed the work within just a few days and performed it at a concert in place of the planned Schwanendreher. The most important things to remember when you practice it for an audition are how you want the jury or the audience to remember your playing and how the actual writing, hinxemith the respect of it, can help you achieve what you want.

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Feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss, but also hope for a better future and willingness for finding light in the midst of darkness. Views Read Edit View history. In this work, based on old German folk tunes, he hauntingly reflects his harassed situation in Nazi Germany. Concertos ; For viola, orchestra ; Scores featuring the viola ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; For orchestra with soloists ; For hindemoth, piano arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 2 players.


This enhances the unity between the outer sections, bringing closure as if the sad cantus firmus had always been there from the beginning. For this reason, even though he would not decide to flee from Germany untilmost of his musical activity happened in foreign countries.

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’ ‘Are you not the swan turner?

It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, Paul Hindemith ‘s Der Schwanendreher literally, “The Swan turner” is a concerto for viola and orchestra. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

I have such a mournful day. Mathis der Maler; Der Schwanendreher. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. This movement is in sonata form.

Der Schwanendreher, concerto for viola & small orchestra

If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable. Schwxnendreher in Hanau, Germany, inHindemith began his musical apprenticeship at an early age on the violin.

Sometimes it is sounded complete by various combinations of instrumental groups in the orchestra. Two orchestral works composed during the s owe their existence to Hindemith’s collaboration with the dancer and choreograph Hindekith Massine.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. For musical ideas, I always think about playing Hindemith the same as I would play Bach.


Der Schwanendreher, an amiable and vigorous work, is a product of Hindemith ‘s mature neo-Classical style, marked by clearer tonality and less dense polyphony than that in his music of the previous decade. Jazz Latin New Age.

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Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Introspection Late Night Partying. If the rhythm is played exactly, one will notice how the energy is still driving and how the different articulations written are contrasting with each other.

This virtuoso work is a successor to the great solo concertos of the romantic period, anticipating the representative works that Hindemith was to write for American orchestras during the s.

For these same reasons, I chose to introduce his famous concerto for viola and orchestra, Der Schwanendreherespecially the first movement, as a blog post from the studio.

His immense talent earned him a full scholarship to the Hochschule in Frankfurt. 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. Schwanencreher browser does not seem to support the audio tag.