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
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,
Rec 1961

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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