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Hindemith - Works for violin

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-2024
Release date2013-05-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz / 96000Hz

Paul Hindemith’s first instrument was the violin, and so thoroughly did he master it that he rose to become leader of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra at the age of 19. Even if his focus soon shifted to the viola and to composing, he continued to play and to write for the violin, creating a series of works that fascinatingly mirror the various stages in the development of his musical language, from the vocabulary of late romanticism to the monumental, revivified Baroque idiom of his maturity. In a generous selection of these works, the eminent violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, who in 2010 was awarded the international Paul Hindemith Prize of the City of Hanau, makes an eloquent case for them, from the Sonata in E flat, composed in 1918 while Hindemith was still serving in the German army on the Western Front, to the strikingly emotional Violin Concerto of 1939, written during his first year of exile from Nazi Germany. Besides the masterly Sonata in C, composed shortly before the Concerto, and the tuneful 1935 Sonata in E, Zimmermann also includes the Solo Sonata, Op.31 No.2, with its final movement a set of variations on a Mozart song. In the accompanied sonatas Zimmermann enjoys the support of a regular chamber music partner, the pianist Enrico Pace, whereas in the concerto he teams up with Paavo Järvi, another recipient of the Paul Hindemith Prize and principal conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Together they convey an unusually colourful, shimmering and passionate image of Paul Hindemith, in a commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the composer.
 
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  Composer: Hindemith, Paul
  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1939) 27:31
01 I. Mäßig bewegte Halbe 09:05 $ 2.07 USD
02 II. Langsam 08:41 $ 1.98 USD
03 III. Lebhaft 09:45 $ 2.22 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hindemith, Paul
  Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.31 No.2 ‘Es ist so schönes Wetter draußen’ 09:17
04 I. Leicht bewegte Viertel 01:57 $ 0.44 USD
05 II. Ruhig bewegte Achtel 02:21 $ 0.54 USD
06 III. Gemächliche Viertel 01:10 $ 0.27 USD
07 IV. Fünf Variationen über das Lied „Komm lieber Mai“
von Mozart
03:49 $ 0.87 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hindemith, Paul
  Sonata in E flat for Violin and Piano, Op.11 No.1 (1918) 08:51
08 I. Erster Teil. Frisch 04:20 $ 0.99 USD
09 II. Zweiter Teil. Im Zeitmaß eines langsamen, feierlichen
Tanzes
04:31 $ 1.03 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hindemith, Paul
  Sonata in E for Violin and Piano (1935) 09:20
10 I. Ruhig bewegt 03:39 $ 0.83 USD
11 II. Langsam 05:41 $ 1.30 USD
 
 
  Composer: Hindemith, Paul
  Sonata in C for Violin and Piano (1939) 13:12
12 I. Lebhaft 02:11 $ 0.50 USD
13 II. Langsam – Lebhaft – Langsam, wie zuerst 03:59 $ 0.91 USD
14 III. Fuge. Ruhig bewegt 07:02 $ 1.60 USD
 
  Album total 01:08:11
ComposerHindemith, Paul
ConductorJarvi (Järvi), Paavo
OrchestraFrankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
ViolinZimmermann, Frank Peter
PianoPace, Enrico

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