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?. Hindemith uses the drama and depth of the viola to give Der Schwanendreher a fully-realized range and body.

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The sound is also very important. I can sense your welfare! Revision of finale completed; score and piano reduction Genre Categories Concertos ; For viola, orchestra ; Scores featuring the viola ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; For orchestra with soloists ; For viola, piano arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 2 players. The variety of instrumentations, textures, and rhythmic re-interpretations of the theme creates very playful and colorful sonorities.

Hindemith links altogether the derr by writing an underlined story or poem in the preface of the concerto:. There runs an open road: Hindemith Foundation Wikipedia article.

Orchestral Works

The movement is based on Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal Between mountain and deep valleyhinted at by the trombone in the slow introduction, and intoned by that instrument, among others, after the schwanendreheg has developed into a melodious but quite serious-minded faster movement.

The slow introduction starts with a declamation of the main theme by the soloist. I have such a mournful day. The orchestra calls for 2 flutes one doubling on piccolooboe2 clarinets2 bassoons3 hornstrumpettrombonetimpaniharpand a string section of 4 cellos and 3 double basses.

Copyright American Viola Society info avsnationaloffice. 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. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.


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. We will be offering daily posts on a wide range of subjects from general technique, repertoire, thoughts on viola in chamber music and orchestra, wellness, instruments and bows, and outreach as well as sharing information about ourselves.

This orchestration is uniquely interesting due to its lack of violins and violas which benefits the composition by making it easier for the solo viola to be heard. Retrieved from ” https: Finally, the first chord is a problem for most of us.

Der Schwanendreher, concerto for viola & small orchestra

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, and the respect of it, can help you achieve what you want. February 21st, schwanendrehe AVS. Feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss, but also hope for a better future and willingness for finding light in the midst of darkness.

The melancholic folk tune appears as a chorale in the woodwinds, where every phrase is intercepted by recitative-like declamations of the viola. Trauermusik contains quotations from Symphony: Please obey the copyright laws of your country.

Volklieder der Deustchen nach Wort und Weise aus dem It opens with a touching but intense duet for viola and harp on the song Nun laube, Lindlein, laube! Throughout the rest of the movement, the folk tune will come back in multiple occasions on different instruments, but never sounded by the soloist.

The following day, from 11 am to 5 pm, Hindemith wrote Trauermusik in homage to the late king.

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Are you not the man himself? The heavy combination of the low strings, woodwinds, and brass sections hindemity the viola hard to be heard throughout the piece. After fleeing Germany during World War II, Hindemith returned to his native country, dying there in Decemberafter a life full of playing, writing, composing and conducting.


Then you are not the swan turner. If you want to learn more about the other movements, I encourage you to read this article by Libror Ondras on the JavsOnline!

Mathis der Maler and Der Schwanendreher.

Duration 26 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. Concertos ; For viola, orchestra ; Scores featuring the viola ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; For orchestra with soloists ; For viola, piano arr ; Scores featuring the schwanendteher ; For 2 players.

Shed your leaves, little linden-tree!

Schott Copyright Information U. Away, away, you have the choice. The second movement features the tune Nun laube, Lindlein, laube! Paul Hindemith wrote Der Schwanendreherhis third and most popular viola concerto, during a period of political hostility in Germany. The last movement is a set of twelve variations on the cheerful tune Seid ihr ddr der Schwanendreher? Naxos Javascript not enabled. Serious and light-hearted songs, a dance for closing.

This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat A swan turner was, as well, a profession of the Middle Ages that is depicted in the original edition of the concerto in an illustration, or it can also refer to minstrels.

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