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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Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul)

The concerto was finished on 13 October in Berlin. For this reason, even though he would not decide to flee from Germany untilmost of his musical activity happened in foreign countries. This movement is in sonata form. The Flight Across the Ocean. It is remarkable in how many different ways Hindemith presents the theme. Introspection Late Night Partying.

Der Schwanendreher, Drawing by Hindemith. Schwanendrehwr, separation and being an outcast are the subjects of the songs used. Paul Hindemith wrote Der Schwanendreherhis third and most popular viola concerto, during a period of political hostility in Germany. Schwanendrejer Latin New Age. Schott Copyright Information U. And flew away over lake. Music for Viola and Orchestra. 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 hindwmith turner?

His immense talent earned him a schwanendrehet scholarship to the Hochschule in Frankfurt. The work was written on the heels of the composer’s monumental, medieval-themed opera Mathis der Maler ; it is thought, in fact, that Hindemith ‘s research for that work led him to the songs employed in Der Schwanendreher.


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This first statement of marked angular contours climbs to high pitch mountains before descending to the deepest registral valleys of the viola and into the march-like entrance of the orchestra, with the folk tune in the horns and trombone. From the viola lead grow all the sounds of the orchestra … the composer is impregnated with the sense of growth, cellular, as in the natural kingdoms. Mathis der Maler; Der Schwannedreher. The opening A section is an intimate duet between the soloist and the harp; its swaying sicilienne rhythm zchwanendreher a lilt that makes this music sound almost like a lullaby.

Orchestral Works: Paul Hindemith

This whimsical idea succinctly describes the procedures of the three movements: He explained that in this dchwanendreher he saw the hindmeith as an itinerant fiddler who comes among convivial company and plays for them the repertoire he has learned on his travels: AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

The return of the opening material is no longer a duet, as this time Nun laube, Lindlein, laube is heard as a cantus firmus on the horns.

In all his compositions, counterpoint and structural identity are his signature as well as clear, diatonic melodies accompanied by progressions of chords beyond the realm of common-practice era harmonies.

All will be hindemiyh by our students, alumni, teaching assistants, and faculty as well as by visiting artists throughout the schwandndreher. It is for his great contribution to the repertoire of my instrument and his diversity as a composer that Hindemith stands by far as one of my favorite composers.


Hindemith premiered this concerto under Willem Mengelberg in Amsterdam on 14 November and introduced it in several European and American cities during the following year.

These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. The site is also available in several languages. Throughout the rest of the movement, the folk tune will come back in multiple occasions on different instruments, but never sounded by the soloist.

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Nobilissima Visione; Der Schwanendreher; Trauermusik. Contents 1 Performances 1.

The orchestra calls for 2 flutes one doubling on piccolooboe2 clarinets2 bassoons3 hornstrumpettrombonetimpaniharpand a string section of 4 cellos and 3 double basses. Are You Not the Swan Turner? The swan schwanendrehdr was the person in charge of turning the swan when it was being roasted on a spit.

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. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Javascript is required for this feature. 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.

Trauermusik contains quotations from Symphony: In his nearly contemporaneous Carmina BuranaCarl Orff likewise bases an entire movement on the theme of roasting swans — in this case, from the animal’s point of view!