Biography of Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

16.11.1895
Born in Hanau
1908
Studies at the Frankfurt conservatory (viola)
1912
Studies composition in Frankfurt
1915
For eight years concertmaster of Frankfurt opera
05.12.1918
Released from military service
13.08.1917
Drawn for military service in the band
1921
After leaving orchestra member of Amar quartet
Important member of the International society for new music
Important part of Donaueschinger Musiktage
1927
Teacher for composition at Berlin music academy, Acht Stücke for flute solo is written
1933
Member of the leading group of the Reichsmusikkammer. His music style is not what Hitler likes, thus his music is soon marked entartet
1936
Ban of his works in Germany, which prevents the premiere of the Sonate for flute and piano, written for Scheck, who planned to play the premier. The world premiere was played by Barrere in New York instead.
1937
Premiere of the Sonata, played by Barrère and Sanroma in Chicago
1938
Escape from national socialist system (he was called cultural bolshevik) first to Ankara and later to USA and Zurich
1940
For 13 year teacher at Yale University
1946
Gets American citizenship
1951
Teacher at Zurich university
1953
Return to Europe (Switzerland)
28.12.1963
Dies in Frankfurt Main
Hindemith hat absolute pitch and was able to play about any orchestral instrument beside viola and piano.

Sheet music for flute:

Echo
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(flute, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Ziemlich schnell


Kanonische Sonatine op. 31/3
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(2 flutes)
Rating: difficult
  1. Munter
  2. Capriccio
  3. Presto
Score


Kleine Kammermusik 24/2
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn in F)
Schott Verlag, ED 4389
Rating: mid-grade
  1. I - Lustig, Mäßig schnelle Viertel
  2. II - Walzer, durchweg sehr leise
  3. III - Ruhig und einfach. Achtel
  4. IV - Schnelle Viertel
  5. V - Sehr lebhaft
Only parts, no score.


Sonate
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(flute, piano)
Schott Verlag, ED 2522
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Heiter bewegt
  2. Sehr langsam
  3. Sehr lebhaft
Written in 1936.


CDs with/from Paul Hindemith

The Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
jpc
    Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik op. 24, No. 2:
  1. Lustig. Mäßig schnelle Viertel (02:59:00)
  2. Walzer. Durchweg sehr leise (01:47:00)
  3. Ruhig und einfach. Achtel (04:37:00)
  4. Schnelle Viertel (00:46:00)
  5. Sehr lebhaft (11:44:00)
  6. Samuel Barber: Summer Music Op. 31 (11:44:00)
  7. Lars-Erik Larsson: Quattro tempi - Divertimento for Wind Quintet:
  8. Tranquillo (05:51:00)
  9. Agitato (01:48:00)
  10. Sostenuto (03:46:00)
  11. (attacca) Giocoso (02:46:00)
  12. Leos Janácek: Mladi:
  13. Allegro (03:32:00)
  14. Andante sostenuto (04:56:00)
  15. Vivace (03:56:00)
  16. Allegro animato (04:52:00)

Literature von/über Paul Hindemith

Last edit 07.09.2014