Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hin damit - Paul Hindemith on Spotify

Hin damit! (Away with it) was a word pun that composer Paul Hindemith haters (prominent NAZI leaders systematically!) used against the music he composed. Hindemith has a reputation for composing dry and academic works, but as I tried some of the compositions in this fine list from Classical Net  http://www.classical.net/music/comp.lst/hindemith.php
the lyrical and soft side of Hindemith also became evident to me. 
But just start with the wonderful Viola sonata from 1919, what a fine and alluring work this is! 
Jane Atkins is a convincing advocate for this work.

Hope you will enjoy the playlist!

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

-Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 4:
Jane Atkins, Viola
Pamela Lidiard, piano
Rec 1991

-Symphony Mathis Der Maler
Berliner Philharmoniker,
Herbert von Karajan,
Conductor
Rec 1961

-Trauermusik 
Geraldine Walther, viola
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt
rec 1987

 -Here! coffin that slowly passes, from:
 When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd (Requiem for those we love), for mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra
Stephen Salters, Baritone
De Munt symphony orchestra,
Marc Soustrot, conductor
rec 1996 during the 1996 Queen Elisabeth competition

-Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein
Rec 1967





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