I Breit Mit Kraft - Hindemith* plays / spielt Hindemith* - Der Schwanendreher / Trauermusik / Sonata
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Paul Hindemith 's Der Schwanendreher literally, "The Swan turner" is a concerto for viola and orchestra. It was composed in and premiered by the composer himself at a performance in Amsterdam on 14 November Each movement is based on a separate medieval German folk songthus, it is sometimes referred to as the "Concerto from Old Folk Songs". This composition draws its title from Lit - Kiasmos - Kiasmos final movement's folk song base, "Aren't you the swan turner?
Love, Truth And Honesty - Bananarama - The Greatest Hits Collection orchestra calls for 2 flutes one doubling on piccolooboe2 clarinets2 bassoons3 hornstrumpettrombonetimpaniharpand a string section of 4 cellos and 3 double basses.
This orchestration is uniquely interesting due to its lack of violins and violas which benefits the composition by making it easier for the solo viola to be heard. The Concerto's title, translated as "The Swan turner", comes from the name of the last and fourth German folk song used namely in the third movemententitled "Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher" "Aren't I Breit Mit Kraft - Hindemith* plays / spielt Hindemith* - Der Schwanendreher / Trauermusik / Sonata the swan turner?
The original context of "swan turner" in medieval times is that of a cook's assistant who would turn the I Breit Mit Kraft - Hindemith* plays / spielt Hindemith* - Der Schwanendreher / Trauermusik / Sonata of a spit on which swans were roasting.
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 hurdy-gurdy 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. The British premiere was scheduled for 22 Januarywith the composer as soloist in London.
However, just before midnight on 20 January, King George V died. The following day, from 11 am to 5 pm, Hindemith wrote Trauermusik in homage to the late king.
It was scored for viola and string orchestra, and was performed that evening, in a live broadcast from a BBC studio, with Adrian Boult conducting and the composer as soloist. The scheduled premiere of Der Schwanendreher was cancelled. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Hindemith. Kammermusik Der Schwanendreher Clarinet Concerto. String Quartet No.