Notables like Strauss, Furtwaengler, Karajan, Boehm, Hindemith
, Schoenberg, Pfitzner and lesser known musicians have been examined as representatives of careerism, opportunism, collaboration, victimization, dissidence and/or resistance in a variety of apology or exposure and moral disapproval.
It must have been a pleasure to receive a letter from Paul Hindemith
in his strong, clear hand - or even one of the typewritten missives from the latter part of his life.
Laubenthal discusses Stramm's play Sancta Susanna (1914) and then analyses Paul Hindemith
's re-working of it into an opera in 1921.
began working on Mathis der Maler (Mathis the Painter), his finest opera, in his early 50s.
One of the most prolific and versatile composers of his day, Hindemith
had a style that was neoclassical in flavor, harmonically advanced, but decidedly tonal (he was the most articulate opponent of Schoenberg 's atonal techniques).
's Violin Sonata movement (again arranged by Ellsworth, from an unaccompanied work), by contrast, starts with a kind of alphorn call, but quickly changes character, all drive and energy.
Also on the program are Weber's "Overture to Oberon" and Hindemith
's "Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber."
In this unique collection, editor Nicholas Hopkins includes only compositions with titles that contain the word pastorale or its derivative, selecting 26 pastorales written by composers ranging from Frescobaldi to Hindemith
. Along with the music, the book contains Hopkins' informative writing on historical background and elements of style of the pastorale, as well as detailed notes on each piece.
She begins by mapping aesthetic and cultural boundaries in discussions of landscaping German song, modernism, genre, and musical perspectives Then she profiles Lieder composers Hans Pfitzner, Hanns Eisler, Paul Hindemith
, Arnold Sch|nber, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern.
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.
Bach, John Rutter, Daniel Pinkham, Paul Hindemith
, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.