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Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Paul Hindemith, composerOne of the main innovators of musical modernism, Paul Hindemith was a composer, conductor, violist, educator, and theoretician. Of the four founders of modernism – Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, and Hindemith – one can argue that Hindemith was by far the most scholarly and intellectual in temperament. His theoretic interests were both deep and wide-ranging and included medieval philosophy and the writings of the early church, as well as musical topics. He could play all the standard musical instruments at least passably and was a recognized virtuoso on the viola and viola d'amore. A sought-after educator, he taught such composers as Lukas Foss, Arnold Cooke, Franz Reizenstein, and Norman Dello Joio and wielded great influence in Europe and the United States between the two World Wars.  Hindemith began composing in a post-Romantic, Reger-like idiom, although Hindemith's textures are generally leaner. During the Twenties, he went through a "shock" phase, turning out work which owed much to white dance-band music (what most Europeans thought of as jazz) in works like the Suite 1922 for piano and had many elements of Expressionism - Der Dämon (1922), Nusch-Nuschi (1921), the Rilke song-cycle Das Marienleben (1923), and the opera Cardillac (1926). He very quickly moved away from this toward a neoclassicism that owes nothing to Stravinsky. Where Stravinsky worked variations primarily on Mozart, Hindemith looked more to Bach. This is apparent in a series of seven chamber concerti known as the Kammermusiken (1922-1927), some of which pay conscious homage to Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. The music becomes increasingly contrapuntal, and Hindemith begins theoretical researches in a system of harmony based on chords built from fourths, rather than from the usual thirds. By 1930, Hindemith had consolidated his researches and began to produce a series of masterpieces including Concert Music for Strings and Brass (1930), the opera Mathis der Maler (1934-1935), Symphony "Mathis der Maler" (1934) which shares themes with the opera, Plöner Musiktag, Trauermusik (1936), written in less then twenty-four hours, the choral Six Chansons to French poems by Rilke (1939), and the ballet Nobilissima Visione (1938), on the life of St. Francis. He also began a remarkable series of sonatas for every major instrument, all idiomatic and almost all becoming a part of standard repertory. The Nazis forced Hindemith out of Germany. He went to Switzerland, England, and finally settled in the United States, where he joined the Yale University faculty. The Forties saw probably the peak of Hindemith's output and critical reputation, with such masterpieces as Symphony in E Flat (1940), Sonata for Two Pianos (1942), Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber (1943), Sinfonia serena (1945), The Four Temperaments (1940), Ludus Tonalis (1942), an homage to Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Sonata for Harp (1949), and a magnificent series of concerti for violin, cello, piano, clarinet, and horn. Hindemith wrote concerti for every major instrument. Among the peaks, we also find his choral masterpiece When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd (1946), written on the death of President Roosevelt to the complete Whitman poem. After the war, Hindemith's influence was supplanted by that of Schoenberg and Anton Webern. Hindemith disliked dodecaphony, which he regarded as unnatural, and set himself up as the Anti-Schoenberg. He wrote several satirical pieces using 11-note and 13-note "rows," in a vain attempt to change the direction of musical thought. The later works show no decrease in craft, but there is an anguish to them not found before. He left the United States for Switzerland, his music increasingly ignored, but he nevertheless produced the masterpieces Symphony in Bb for Band, the Organ Concerto, Twelve Madrigals, the opera Die Harmonie der Welt and a related symphony, and his last work, a Mass for Unaccompanied Chorus. Ironically, the late works share a similarity of sound with late Schoenberg. Since his death, no one has taken up advocacy of Hindemith's work, in the same way that Craft has done for Stravinsky or Boulez for Schoenberg and his followers. Still, much of Hindemith's work remains in instrumentalists' repertoires. Even more important, adventurous amateurs tackle him, which seems to me the key to most composers' survival. A mountain of noble, witty, and powerful scores awaits rediscovery.
-  Steve Schwartz, Classical Net

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Hindemith Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
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WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Hindemith Links     ~ top of page ~
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Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen, opera, op. 12 (1919)
Das Nusch-Nuschi, opera, op. 20 (1920)
Sancta Susanna, opera, op. 21 (1921)
Cardillac, opera, op. 39 (1925-26)
Hin und zurück, opera, op. 45a (1927)
Neues vom Tage, opera (1928-29; rev. 1953-54)
Lehrstück, opera (1929)
Mathis der Maler, opera (1934-35)
Cardillac, opera (1952) [New Version]
Die Harmonie der Welt, opera (1956-57)
The Long Christmas Dinner/Das lange Weihnachtsmahl, opera (1960-61)
Der Dämon, ballet, op. 28 (1922)
Nobilissima Visione, ballet (1938)
The Four Temperaments: Theme with Four Variations for String Orchestra and Piano, ballet (1940)
Hérodiade de Stéphane Mallarmé, ballet (1944)

Lustige Sinfonietta, small orchestra, op. 4 (1916). For Small Orchestra
Rag Time (wohltemperiert), orchestra (1921)
Nusch-Nuschi-Tänze, orchestra (1921) [dance suite from the play for Burmese marionettes]
Concerto for Orchestra (Konzert für Orchester), orchestra, op. 38 (1925)
Philharmonisches Konzert, variations for orchestra (1932)
Symphonie "Mathis der Maler", orchestra (1933-34)
Symphonic Dances (Symphonische Tänze), orchestra (1937)
Nobilissima Visione, orchestra suite (1938)
Symphonie in Eb, orchestra (1940)
Amor and Psyche, ballet overture, orchestra (1943) [Farnesina]
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, orchestra (1943)
Symphonia Serena, orchestra (1946)
Sinfonietta in E, orchestra (1949-50)
Symphonie "Die Harmonie der Welt" (1951)
Pittsburgh Symphony, orchestra (1958)
Marsch für Orchester über den alten "Schweizerton", orchestra (1960)

Symphony in B flat, band (1951)

Concert Music
Konzertmusik for Wind Orchestra, op. 41 (1926)
Konzertmusik for Solo Viola and Large Chamber Orchestra, op. 48 (1930, definitive version)
Konzertmusik for Piano, Brass and Harps, op. 49 (1930)
Konzertmusik for String Orchestra and Brass, op. 50 (1930)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Cello Concerto, Eb major, op. 3 (1915-16)
Klaviermusik mit Orchester for Left-Hand Piano and Orchestra, op. 29 (1923)
Der Schwanendreher, on old folk songs, viola and small orchestra (1935)
Trauermusik, viola and string orchestra (1936) [also for violin or cello]
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1939)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1940)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1945)
Concerto for Clarinet in A and Orchestra (1947)
Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra (1949)
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (1949)
Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon and String Orchestra (1949/1952)
Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (1962-63)

Concertante Chamber Music
Kammermusik Nr. 1, 12 instruments, op. 24a (1922) [24a?]
Kammermusik Nr. 2, piano obligato and 12 solo instruments, op. 36, no. 1 (1924)
Kammermusik Nr. 3, cello obligato and 10 solo instruments, op. 36, no. 2 (1925)
Kammermusik Nr. 4, violin and large chamber orchestra, op. 36, no. 3 (1925)
Kammermusik Nr. 5, viola and large chamber orchestra, op. 36, no. 4 (1927)
Kammermusik Nr. 6, viola d'amoren and chamber orchestra, op. 46, no. 1 (1927)
Kammermusik Nr. 7, organ and chamber orchestra, op. 46, no. 2 (1927)

Chorus w/Orchestra
Das Unaufhörliche, oratorio in 3 parts, soloists, chorus, boys' choir and orchestra (1931)
When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom'd, a requiem "For those we love", mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra (1946)
Apparebit repentina dies, chorus and brass (1947)
Ite angeli veloces, cantata in 3 parts, chorus, folk choir, orchestra and wind orchestra, w/organ ad lib. (1953/55)
Mainzer Umzug, public entertainment, soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus and orchestra (1962)
Credo, voice and instruments (1963, fragment)
Also Sing- and Spielmusik, Practice Pieces and Studies

Mixed Chorus
Lieder nach alten Texten, chorus, op. 33 (1923)
Five Songs On Old Texts, chorus (1937)
Six chansons (on texts by Rainer Maria Rilke), chorus (1939)
Fünfstimmige Madrigale nach Texten von Josef Weinheber, chorus (1958)
Mass for Mixed Choir A Cappella (1963)

Men's Choir
Männerchöre a cappella (1929/30)
Der Tod, male chorus (1931)
Chöre für vier Männerstimmen (Choruses for 4 Voice Male Chorus) (1939)
Erster Schnee, male chorus (1939)
Variationen über ein altes Tanzlied, male chorus (1939)
The Demon of the Gibbet (Galgenritt), male chorus (1949)

Women's or Boy's Choir
Spruch eines Fahrenden, female or treble/boy's chorus (1928) [for 3 equal voices]
Chorlieder für Knaben (Choral Songs for Children), children's choir (1930)

Duo Sonatas / Duos
Canonical Sonatine for 2 Flutes, op. 31, no. 3 (1923)
Konzertstück for 2 Alto Saxophones (1933)

Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello, op. 34 (1924)
7 Stucke (Pieces) for 3 Trautoniums (1930)
Trio No. 2, violin, viola and cello (1933)
Trio for Piano, Violin and Heckelphone (or Tenor Saxophone), op. 47 (1928)

String Quartet No. 1, C major, op. 2 (1915)
String Quartet No. 2, F minor, op. 10 (1918)
String Quartet No. 3, op. 16 (1920)
String Quartet No. 4, op. 22 (1921)
String Quartet No. 5, op. 32 (1923)
String Quartet No. 6, E flat (1943)
String Quartet No. 7, E flat (1945)
Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (1938)
Sonate für vier Hörner (1952)
5 or More Players
Quintets, Septet, Octet, Double Quintet
Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, op. 30 (1923; rev. 1955)
Kleine Kammermusik, woodwind quintet, op. 24, no. 2 (1922)
Blasseptett (1948)
Octet (1958)

Solo Instrument
Sonate g-moll für Violine allein op. 11 Nr. 6 (1917)
Sonate für Violine allein op. 31 Nr. 1 (1924)
Sonate für Violine allein (Es ist so schönes Wetter draussen) op. 31 Nr. 2 (1924)
Satz und Fragment aus einer Sonate für Violine allein (ca 1925)
Sonate für Bratsche allein op. 11 Nr. 5 (1919)
Sonate für Bratsche allein op. 25 Nr. 1 (1922)
Sonate für Bratsche solo op. 31 Nr. 4 (1923)
Sonate für Bratsche solo (1937)
Sonate für Violoncello allein op. 25 Nr. 3 (1923)
Acht Stücke für Flöte allein (1927)
Sonate für Harfe (1939)

Sonatas with Piano Accompaniment
Sonate in Es für Klavier und Violine op. 11 Nr. 1 (1918)
Sonate in D für Klavier und Violine op. 11 Nr. 2 (1918)
Sonate in E für Geige und Klavier (1935)
Sonate in C für Geige und Klavier (1939)
Sonate für Bratsche und Klavier op. 11 Nr. 4 (1919)
Sonate für Bratsche und Klavier op. 25 Nr. 4 (1922)
Sonate für Bratsche und Klavier (1939)
Kleine Sonate für Viola d'amore und Klavier op. 25 Nr. 2 (1922)
Drei Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier op. 8 (1917)
Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier op. 11 Nr. 3 (1919)
A Frog he went a-courting. Variations for Violoncello and Piano (1941)
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (1948)
Sonate für Kontrabaß und Klavier (1949)
Sonate für Flöte und Klavier (1936)
Echo für Flöte und Klavier (1942)
Sonate für Oboe und Klavier (1938)
Sonata for English Horn and Piano (1941)
Sonate in B für Klarinette und Klavier (1939)
Sonate für Fagott und Klavier (1938)
Sonate für Horn und Klavier (1939)
Sonate für Althorn und Klavier (1943)
Sonate für Trompete und Klavier (1939)
Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1941)
Sonate für Baßtuba und Klavier (1955)
Duettsatz für Bratsche und Cello (1934)

7 Walzer für Klavier 4-händig op. 6 (1916)
In einer Nacht op. 15 (1919).
Sonate für Klavier op. 17 (1920). 2 movements. Lost
Tanzstücke für Klavier op. 19 (1920)
Klavierstück (1921). Lost
Lied für Klavier (beginning of the 1920s)
Berceuse für Klavier (ca 1921)
Suite 1922 op. 26 (1922)
Klaviermusik op. 37 (1925). First Part: Exercise in Three Pieces
Klaviermusik op. 37 (1927). Second Part: Series of Small Pieces
Klavierstück (1929)
Klavierstück - Fragment (ca 1927)
Einige Klavierstücke - sketches (1931)
Erste Sonate für Klavier (after Hölderlin's "Der Main") (1936)
Variationen. Ursprünglicher 2. Satz aus der Ersten Sonate für Klavier (1936)
Zweite Sonate für Klavier (1936)
Dritte Sonate für Klavier (1936)
Sonate für Klavier vierhändig (1938)
Sonata for Two Pianos, Four Hands (1942)
Ludus tonalis (1942)

Zwei Stücke für Orgel (1918)
Erste Sonate für Orgel (1937)
Zweite Sonate für Orgel (1937)
Sonate für Orgel nach alten Volksliedern (1940)

Songs with Piano Accompaniment (Gesang und Klavier)
Songs in German
7 Lieder for Soprano or Tenor with Piano Accompaniment (1908/09). C.Ed. VI, 1.
Nähe des Geliebten for Voice and Piano (1914), Text: Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe. C.Ed. VI, 1.
Lustige Lieder in Aargauer Mundart for High Voice and Piano, Op. 5 (1914-16). C.Ed. VI, 1.
Zwei Lieder for Alto and Piano (1917). C.Ed. VI, 1.
Drei Hymnen von Walt Whitman for Baritone and Piano, Op. 14 (1919). C.Ed. VI, 1.
Lieder mit Klavier op. 18 (1920). C.Ed. VI, 1.
Das Kind for Soprano and Piano (1922). Text: Friedrich von Hagedorn. C.Ed. VI, 1.
Das Marienleben op. 27 (1922-23). Text: Rainer Maria Rilke. C.Ed. VI, 1.
Das Marienleben, New version (1935-48). Text: Rainer Maria Rilke.
4 Lieder nach Texten von Matthias Claudius (1933). I. Es ist etwas im Menschen, II. Der Tod ist 'n eigener Mann, III. Ein gutes Gewissen im Menschen, IV. Wenn du Paul den Peter loben hörst. Nos III and IV are lost.
4 Lieder nach Texten von Rückert (1933). I. Mitternacht, II. Ein Obdach gegen Sturm und Regen, III. Das Ganze, nicht das Einzelne, IV. Was du getan. Nos. I, II and IV are lost.
4 Lieder nach Texten von Novalis (1933). I. Hymne, II. Das Lied der Toten, III. Gesang, IV. Ich will nicht klagen mehr.
Drei Lieder nach Texten von Wilhelm Busch (1933). Lost.
Sechs Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Hölderlin (1933/35). I. An die Parzen, II. Sonnenuntergang (zwei Fassungen), III. Ehemals und jetzt (zwei Fassungen), IV. Des Morgens, V. Fragment, VI. Abendphantasie.
Vier Lieder nach Texten des Angelns Silesius (1935). I. Weg, weg, ihr Seraphim, II. Es kann in Ewigkeit, III. Du sprichst, das Grosse kann nicht, IV. Du sprichst, versetze dich.
Lieder nach Texten von Clemens Brentano (1936). I. Singet leise, II. Brautgesang.
Das Köhlerweib ist trunken (1936), Text: Gottfried Keller.
Der Einsiedler (1939), Text: Agostinho da Cruz, deutsch: Karl Vossler.
Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Nietzsche (1939). I. Unter Feinden, II. Die Sonne sinkt.
Du bist mein - I am of thee (1941). Text: Werinher von Tegernsee. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Frauenklage - Lady's Lament (1942). Text: Burggraf zu Regensburg. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Zum Abschiede meiner Tochter (1942). Text: Joseph v. Eichendorff. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Nach einer alten Skizze (1942). Text: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Abendständchen (1942). Text: Clemens Brentano. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Tränenkrüglein (1942). Text: Rainer Maria Rilke. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Trübes Wetter (1942). Text: Gottfried Keller. C.Ed. VI, 3.
O Grille, sing (1942). Text: Maximilian Dauthendey. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Abendwolke (1942). Text: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Ich will Trauern lassen stehn (1942). Text: Anonym. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Wer wusste je das Leben recht zu fassen (1942). Text: August v. Platen. C.Ed. VI, 3.
French Songs
On arrange et on compose (1942). Text: Rainer Maria Rilke. C.Ed. VI, 3.
La cigale et la fourmi (1942). Text: Lafontaine. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Lampe du soir (1942). Text: Rainer Maria Rilke. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Eau qui se presse (1942). Text: Rainer Maria Rilke. C.Ed. VI, 3.
C'est de la côte d'Adam (1942). Text: Rainer Maria Rilke. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Bal des pendus (1944). Text: Jean-Arthur Rimbaud. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Sainte (1944). Text: Stéphane Mallarmé. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Le Revenant (1944). Text: Charles Baudelaire. C.Ed. VI, 3..
English Songs
On hearing "The Last Rose of Summer" (1942). Text: Charles Wolfe. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Echo (1942). Text: Thomas Moore. C.Ed. VI, 3.
On a Fly Drinking out of his Cup (1942). Text: William Oldys. C.Ed. VI, 3.
The Whistlin' Thief (1942). Text: Samuel Lover. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Envoy (1942). Text: Francis Thompson. C.Ed. VI, 3.
The Wild Flower's Song (1942). Text: William Blake. C.Ed. VI, 3.
To a Snowflake (1942). Text: Francis Thompson. C.Ed. VI, 3.
La Belle Dame sans Merci (1942). Text: John Keats. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Sing on there in the swamp (1943). Text: Walt Whitman. C.Ed. VI, 3.
To Music, to becalm his Fever (1944). Text: Robert Herrick. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Two Songs (1955). Text: Oscar Cox. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Latin Songs
Levis exsurgit Zephyrus (1942). Text: Phaedrus. C.Ed. VI, 3.
Ranae ad Solem (1944). Anonymus C.Ed. VI, 3.
Motetten. Texts: the Christmas Gospels.
Exiit edictum (first setting 1940). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Exiit edictum (1960). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Pastores loquebantur (1944). C.Ed. VI, 3.
In Principio erat Verbum (1941). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Dicebat Jesus Scribis et Pharisaeis (1959). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Dixit Jesus Petro (1959). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Angelus Domini apparuit (1958). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Erat Joseph et Maria (1959). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Defuncto Herode (1958). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Cum natus esset (1941). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Cum factus esset Jesus annorum duodecim (1959). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Vidit Joannes Jesum venientem (1959). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Nuptiae factae sunt (1944). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Cum descendisset Jesus de monte (1960). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Ascendente Jesu in naviculam (1943). C.Ed. VI, 3.
Solo Songs with Instrumental Accompaniment
Wie es wär', wenn's anders wär' (1918). For Soprano and 8 Instruments. C.Ed. VI, 4.
Melancholie op. 13 (1917-1919). 4 Songs on Texts by Christian Morgenstern for Mezzosoprano and String Quartet. C.Ed. VI, 4.
Des Todes Tod op. 23a (1922). Songs to Poems by Eduard Reinacher for Woman's Voice Accompanied by 2 Violas and 2 Violoncelli. C.Ed. VI, 4.
Die junge Magd op. 23 Nr. 2 (1922). Six Poems of Georg Trakl for Alto Voice with Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet. C.Ed. VI, 4.
Die Serenaden op. 35 (1924). Little Cantata to Romantic Texts for Soprano, Oboe, Viola and Violoncello. C.Ed. VI, 4.
Eine Kammermusik for Alto Voice, Flute, Harp, Piano and String Quartet (ca 1920). C.Ed. VI, 4.
Orchestral Songs
Drei Gesänge für Sopran und Orchester op. 9 (1917). C.Ed. VI, 5.
Sechs Lieder aus "Das Marienleben" (1939/59) for Soprano and Orchestra, Text: Rainer Maria Rilke. C.Ed. VI, 5.

Music for Radio Plays
Der Lindberghflug (1929)
Sabinchen (1930)

Spielmusik für Streichorchester, Flöten und Oboen op. 43,1 (1927). C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Lieder für Singkreise op. 43,2 (1926). C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Schulwerk für Instrumental-Zusammenspiel op. 44.
Neun Stücke in der ersten Lage für zwei Geigen oder zweistimmigen Geigenchor (first position, for two violins or violin ensemble) op. 44,1 (1927). C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Acht Kanons für 2 Geigen oder zweistimmigen Geigenchor mit begleitender 3. Geige oder Bratsche op. 44,2 (1927). C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Acht Stücke für 2 Violinen, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass op. 44,3 (1927). C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Fünf Stücke für Streichorchester op. 44,4 (1927). C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Sing und Spielmusik für Liebhaber und Musikfreunde op. 45.
Frau Musica op. 45,1 (1928). Music to a text by Luther to sing and play. C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Acht Kanons für zwei Singstimmen mit Instrumenten op. 45,2 (1928). C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Ein Jäger aus Kurpfalz op. 45,3 (1928). C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Leichte Fünftonstücke op. 45,4 (1928). For Piano. C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Martinslied op. 45,5 (1929), Text: Johannes Olorinus. C.Ed. VIII, 1.
Spiel- und Hörschule (1931). Only a fragment has survived.
Plöner Musiktag (1932). C.Ed. VIII, 1.

Single Works
Pieces with Voice
Tuttifäntchen (1922). Christmas Tale in 3 Scenes by Hedwig Michel und Franziska Becker
Zwei Lieder für drei Singstimmen (1927)
Ach wie singt sich eine Quarte doch so schwer (ca 1927)
Lügenlied (1928)
Sabinchen (1930). Radio Play, Text: Robert Seitz
Wir bauen eine Stadt (1930). Play for Children, Text: Robert Seitz
Kinderoper - (um 1930). Only a fragment has survived
Ausflugskantate (1934) for Solo, Choir und 4 Clarinets. Lost
9 kleine Lieder für amerikanisches Schulliederbuch (1938)
Dame Music (1943), New Version of Frau Musica
Instrumental Pieces
Übungen für Geiger (1926)
Triosatz für 3 Gitarren (1930). From a cantata composed together with Harald Genzmer und Oskar Sala
44 Stücke für eine und zwei Geigen (1931). For the Doflein Violin School
Zwei Duette für zwei Geigen (1931)
Übungsstück für das Räuberorchester in der Hochschule (1932). Lost
Unterhaltungsmusik für 3 Klarinetten (1934). Lost
Duett für Fagott und Kontrabass (ca 1935) Lost
Drei leichte Stücke für Cello und Klavier - Cello in first position (1938)
Stücke für Fagott und Violoncello (1941)
Kleine Sonate für Cello und Klavier (1942)
Gay (ca 1942) for 2 Cellos
Ludus minor (1944) for Cello and Clarinet.
6 ganz leichte Stücke für Fagott und Cello (ca 1942)
Blockflötentrio (ca 1942)

HINDEMITH  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Hindemith - The Early Years (Glenn Gould, Library and Archives Canada)
Hindemith - The Long Christmas Dinner (Tel Asiado,
Hindemith - Violin Concerto (Paul-John Ramos,
Hindemith's Concert Music for Brass and Strings (Alex Hoffman,
A Long-Buried Left-Hand Piano Concerto by Hindemith Gets Its Premiere at Last  (Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News)
Music and the Holocaust - Paul Hindemith (
New Music From Paul Hindemith - Really? (Uncle Dave Lewis, Allmusic)
Paul Hindemith Meets Walt Disney (Donald Draganski,
Paul Hindemith - Obituary (Lionel Salter, Gramaphone)
Paul Hindemith's Hérodiade (Jürgen Thym, Library of Congress)
Paul Hindemith’s Trauermusik (British Classical Music: The Land of Lost Content)
Remembering a Musical Master (Peter Hawes, Yale Alumni Magazine)

Paul Hindemith: A Guide to Research (Stephen Luttmann, Routledge,
Selected Letters of Paul Hindemith (Paul Hindemith, Yale Univ Pr,
The Temptation of Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler as a Spiritual Testimony (S. Bruhn, Pendragon Pr,

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Hindemith @ Find a Grave
Hindemith @ GermanOriginality
Hindemith @ GMN Classical Plus
Hindemith @
Hindemith @ History of Art/History of Classical Music
Hindemith @ Humanities Web
Hindemith @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Hindemith @ Infoplease
Hindemith @ InstantEncore
Hindemith @ Karadar Classical Music
Hindemith @ The Kennedy Center
Hindemith @ Kunst der Fuge
Hindemith @ LibraryThing
Hindemith @ Los Angeles Philharmonic
Hindemith @ MulesRasch (Bernard Savoie)
Hindemith @ Music and the Holocaust
Hindemith @ The Music Chamber
Hindemith @ MusicWeb International
Hindemith @
Hindemith @ MySpaceMusic
Hindemith @ Naxos
Hindemith @ NeoClassic
Hindemith @ New York City Ballet
Hindemith @ The New York Times
Hindemith @ NNDB
Hindemith @ NPRmusic
Hindemith @ Paul-Hindemith-Musikschule (in German)  translated by google  here
Hindemith @ Piano Society
Hindemith @
Hindemith @ REC Music Foundation /The Lied and Art Song Texts Page
Hindemith @ Schott Music
Hindemith @ Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
Hindemith @ Wind Repertory Project

Streaming Audio
Hindemith @ Art of the States
Hindemith @ Avant Garde Project
Hindemith @ The Classical MIDI Connection    also     here (Classical Midi Files by David Siu)
Hindemith @ Classical Masterpieces
Hindemith @ Classical Archives
Hindemith @ GMN Classical Plus
Hindemith @ History of Art/History of Classical Music
Hindemith @ Kunst der Fuge
Hindemith @
Hindemith @ MidiWorld
Hindemith @ MySpaceMusic
Hindemith @ NPRmusic
Hindemith @ Rhapsody

Hindemith @ ArkivMusic
Hindemith @ ClassicsOnline
Hindemith @ Discogs
Hindemith @ Equilibrium Recordings

Hindemith @ YouTube

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