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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Paul Hindemith – Der Schwanendreher () – Eastman School of Music

The viola presents the first thematic material of the exposition, which retains the militaristic character of the introduction. Music for Viola and Orchestra. Finally, the first chord is a problem for most of us. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

All will be written by our students, alumni, teaching assistants, hindekith faculty as well as by visiting artists throughout the year. Don’t show me this message again. This enhances the unity between the outer sections, bringing closure as if the sad cantus firmus had always been there from the beginning.

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.

Other than the theme itself, what seems to holds the movement together is its light-hearted character. This movement is in sonata form. The site is also available in several languages. January Total duration: The variety of instrumentations, textures, and rhythmic re-interpretations of the theme creates very playful and colorful sonorities. The viola only gets a fragment of the tune at the very end of the movement, in the coda.


Naxos Javascript not enabled. Are You Not the Swan Turner? Revision of finale completed; score and piano reduction First Perf ormance. The slow introduction starts with a declamation of the main theme by the soloist.

This page was last edited on 22 Septemberat The following day, from 11 am to 5 pm, Hindemith wrote Trauermusik in homage to the late king. This medieval schwanwndreher was the basis for the composition.

Der Schwanendreher – Wikipedia

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 ; Schanendreher viola, piano arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 2 players. The melancholic folk tune appears as a chorale in the woodwinds, where every phrase is intercepted by recitative-like declamations of the viola.

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. One should play the prelude as if starting a really long story that will bring the audience all over the world together before it ends and draw the attention of everyone inward. If the rhythm is played exactly, one will notice how the energy is still driving and how the different scwanendreher written are contrasting with each other.


Other times it is embedded in embellished compound melodies in the solo voice or barely hinted at, as fragments schwanenfreher it get passed between different instrumental groups.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, in the context of the concerto itself and evidenced in the text of the folk songthe meaning programmatically seems to refer to a wandering medieval minstrel, or organ grinderwho plays on an instrument such as the hurdy-gurdy and providing embellishments and rhapsodies on the folk tuneswhich has a handle shaped as a swan’s schwanenderher, thus the schwanfndreher turner’ being the travelling musician himself, described by the composer in the preface notes to the work.

Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul)

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. Complete Viola Works, Vol. Volklieder der Deustchen nach Wort und Weise aus dem And luck is on every alley. But the very last utterance of the orchestra brings everything to a sudden, simplistic, unison C major close.

The orchestra calls for 2 flutes one doubling on piccolooboe2 clarinets2 bassoons3 hornstrumpettrombonetimpaniharpand a string section of 4 cellos and 3 double basses.