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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Although, as the variations progress and the mood gets tenser, it is not clear if we are going to get to a happy ending. Turn me the swan! Schott Copyright Information U. If you want to learn more about the other movements, I encourage you to read this article by Libror Ondras on the JavsOnline! Sign up for our Email Newsletter.

The title of the work is shared with that of the tune that forms the basis of the finale; the “Schwanendreher” in question is a “swan-turner,” a cook’s assistant who turns the spit upon which a swan is roasted. 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.

Compositions by Paul Hindemith. Finally, the first chord is a problem for most of us. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.


The opening A section is an intimate duet between the soloist and the harp; its swaying sicilienne rhythm creates a lilt that makes this music sound almost like a lullaby. Comments RSS Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Schwanrndreher the best known of these is Der Schwanendreher, a concerto which takes a number of folk songs as its point of departure. February 21st, by AVS.

Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul)

Moderately fast Meaning of title [ edit ] 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 hindeimthentitled ‘Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher’ ‘Are you not the swan turner? Jahrhundert Old German Song Book: 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.

Houston Symphony Associate Principal Viola Joan DerHovsepian, who works weekly with our students on orchestral repertoire, will also hinfemith her insights. Hindemith with the viola, about Work Title Der Schwanendreher Alt ernative. 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. Must let it go.

Der Schwanendreher – Wikipedia

The variety of instrumentations, textures, and rhythmic re-interpretations of the theme creates very playful and colorful sonorities. Contents 1 Performances 1.

Mathis der Maler and Der Schwanendreher. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. By the last variation, the enraged viola makes it hard to remember the happy-go-lucky tune in its original form.


Other times it is embedded in embellished compound melodies in the solo voice or barely hinted at, as fragments of it get passed between different instrumental groups. Hindemith — no slouch as a violist — casts the soloist in the role of “an itinerant fiddler who This climaxes in a return of the chorale on the brass and a development of the opening duet.

This composition draws its title from the final movement’s folk song base, “Aren’t you the swan turner? Variationen “Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher? The ballet music for Massine bearing the title Nobilissima Visione is made up of eleven parts altogether. The site is also available in several languages.

It is important to remember that the orchestration of the concerto is slightly unstandard as well. Hindemith’s production of chamber music during the s, which besides the sonatas also includes a number of songs with piano accompaniment, is enriched by several large-scale orchestral works the composition of which shcwanendreher motivated in different ways.

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From the initial cells of the root-heart out to the utmost leaf of the foliage … the Schwanendreher is natural in its liveliness … you can use this new work of Hindemith to measure any modern music whatever.