Among its gems are a letter from Armstrong to his first wife in the 1940s, years after they had divorced; a letter from Armstrong to Mezz Mezzrow discreetly asking him to bring marijuana on an upcoming European tour; four letters from Armstrong to Elmer Lewis, a relative of Armstrong's first wife; and a large number of original contracts from Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Hindemith
, and others.
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The quintet, which was formed in 2012, will perform Ibert's Triois Pieces Breves, Wind Quintet by Hindemith
, Papageorgio's Humoresque Acuarela and Ligetti's Six Bagatelles.
The concerto was paired with Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, given a warm, sweet-toned performance by the Phil under conductor Darrell Ang, a spot of take-it-orleave-it Hindemith
, and Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony.
Highlights include works by Grieg, Hindemith
, Rota, Respighi, Watkins and Martinu, as well, of course, Sibelius and Strauss performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Bach, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Paul Hindemith
and the American Daniel Pinkham were also included.
intended the symphony as a starting point for an opera, but after its premiere in 1934 the Nazis effectively banned it because of Hindemith
's critical statements about their politics.
Of the over 200 featured composers, such notables as Aaron Copland, Amy Beach, Randall Thompson, Edward MacDowell, Harrison Kerr, Charles Ives, Paul Hindemith
, Roy Harris, Howard Hanson, Ruth Crawford, Ernest Bloch, and many more.
Here, it was the tonal and emotional range both performers brought to the work; if nothing else it made abundantly clear why Hindemith
is not the dry, workmanlike academic some critics regularly consign to music's minor league.
He will spend the first two weeks of July in residence at Marlboro Music in Vermont, exploring works by Hindemith
and Stravinsky, mentoring and conducting the program's young professional musicians.
Better do it now; the festival's blend of chamber and orchestra concerts takes over three weekends in June (June 6-8, June 1315, and June 20-22) and features composers from Beethoven to Hindemith
It seems Nazi censors didn't approve of Richter's original soundtrack, composed by his countryman Paul Hindemith
, and destroyed it.