Tuttifäntchen (Hindemith, Paul)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
Tanz der Holzpuppen (No.7)
First edition (reissued)
Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1734, 1922. Plate 31007a.
|Alternative Title||Weihnachtsmärchen mit Gesang und Tanz in drei Bildern von Hedwig Michel und Franziska Becker|
|Year/Date of Composition||1922 October|
|First Performance||1922-12-13 in Darmstadt; Hessisches Landestheater [both orchestral suite and the opera]
|First Publication||1922 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne|
|Librettist||Hedwig Michel (1892–1982) and Franziska Becker (1874–1942)|
|Average Duration||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Voices (and speaking), chorus, and orchestra
|Related Works||Tuttifäntchen Suite|
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.
The "Tanz der Holzpuppen" was published separately in a piano arrangement. A suite of instrumental excerpts was compiled by Franz Willms in 1925 and published as ED 5861 (BSS 42018) in 1969.
- -Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide