Tuttifäntchen (Hindemith, Paul)

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Icon US-flag.png Complete Score PDF file, Scanned by Unknown   
36 pages, 2.53 MB Uploader: Daphnis (25 August 2011)   
Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1922. Plate 31007.

Copyright:

This file is public domain in the USA only!
It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.

Misc. Notes:

"Tanz der Holzpuppen" ('Dance of the Wooden Dolls') pages 11−13

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General Information

Work Title Tuttifäntchen
Alternative Title Weihnachtsmärchen mit Gesang und Tanz in drei Bildern von Hedwig Michel und Franziska Becker
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections 3 scenes
Year/Date of Composition 1922 October
First Performance 1922-12-13 — Darmstadt [orchestral suite only]
First Publication 1922 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
Librettist Hedwig Michel (1892–1982) and Franziska Becker (1874–1942)
Language German
Average Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Voices (and speaking), chorus, and orchestra
Roles
Master Tuttifant, a wood carver
Tuttifäntchen, a wooden puppet
Trudel, the master's sister
Peter
Punoni
The Mother
Neighbors (Stoffel, Klaus, Hannes) (spoken)
Children (Grete / Fritz / Lene) (spoken)
The Mayor (spoken)
The Confectioner (Spoken)
The Waffle Seller (Spoken)
The Fruit Women (Spoken)
Chorus (SATB)
Children, Village People, Neighbors, Wooden Puppet
Orchestra
flute (also piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bassoon
horn, trumpet
timpani, percussion (1 player), strings
snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, tambourine, glockenspiel
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article
WorldCat
MusicWeb review of cpo recording of Complete Incidental Music


Misc. Comments

Premiere - as ballet? (Costumer mentioned, which seems irrelevant to a suite-only performance) (See Hindemith Foundation link.)

Closer to a "play with music", as described @ MusicWeb & Wikipedia, than an opera. "Weihnachtsmärchen" according to Hindemith.

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