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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Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Paul Hindemith ‘s Der Schwanendreher literally, “The Swan turner” is a concerto for viola and orchestra.

This movement is in sonata form. Sign up for our Email Newsletter. Therefore, articulation and focus in your sound are keys to make yourself heard as well as keeping your energy going for the next thirty minutes.

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Retrieved from ” http: Please obey the copyright laws of your country. But the very last utterance of the orchestra brings everything to a sudden, simplistic, unison C major close. Don’t show me this message again. Hihdemith, away, you have the choice.

The work was written on the heels of the composer’s monumental, medieval-themed opera Mathis der Maler ; it is thought, in fact, that Hindemith ‘s research for that work led him to the songs employed in Der Schwanendreher.

I can sense your welfare! Also, it definitely proves to everyone that good rhythm goes along with great musicality.

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 himdemith and providing embellishments and rhapsodies on the folk tuneswhich has a handle shaped as a swan’s neck, thus the ‘swan turner’ being the travelling musician himself, described by the composer in the preface notes to the work.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I cannot bear it any longer: The melancholic folk tune appears as a chorale in the woodwinds, where every phrase is intercepted by recitative-like declamations of the viola. His solo and ensemble writing, for example, are said to have been inspired by the style of J. Each movement is based on schwwnendreher separate medieval German folk songthus, it is sometimes referred to as the “Concerto from Old Folk Songs”.

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

Viola concertos Compositions by Paul Hindemith Compositions for viola and orchestra compositions. Throughout the rest of schdanendreher movement, the folk tune will come back in multiple occasions on different instruments, but never sounded by the soloist. Other times it is embedded in embellished compound melodies in the solo voice or barely hinted at, as fragments of it get passed between different instrumental groups.

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. If you want to learn more about the other movements, I encourage you to read this article by Libror Ondras on the JavsOnline! If the rhythm is played exactly, one will notice how the energy is still driving and how the different articulations written are contrasting with each other. According to his ability and inspiration he expands and embellishes the tunes, preludes, and fantasizes, like a true musician.

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This medieval picture was the basis for the composition. Finally, the first chord is a problem for most of us.

Revision of finale completed; score and piano reduction. Starting with an octave in tune as a first note can be dreadful, schaanendreher as my teachers told me and I write it to remember it dreyour fingers know where to play, and you should trust them enough to quiet the urge to prepare your octave ages before. Feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss, but also hope for a better future and willingness for finding light in the midst of darkness.


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Duration 26 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. The viola only gets a fragment of the tune at the very end of the movement, in the coda.

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It is remarkable in how many different ways Hindemith presents the theme. A musician comes among merry company and performs the music he has brought with him from afar: The scheduled premiere of Der Schwanendreher was cancelled. All will be written by our students, alumni, teaching assistants, and faculty as well as by visiting artists throughout deg year. Comments RSS Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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Sometimes it is sounded complete by various combinations of instrumental groups in the orchestra. Copyright American Viola Society Contents 1 Performances 1. By his inspiration and skill he extends and embellishes the melodies like a true musician, experimenting and improvising. The return of the opening material is no longer a duet, as this time Nun laube, Lindlein, laube is heard as a cantus firmus on the horns.

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So that I can believe it. The variety of instrumentations, textures, and rhythmic re-interpretations of the theme creates very playful and colorful sonorities. Are You Not the Swan Turner?