Viola Sonata, Op.25 No.4 (Hindemith, Paul)

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 Viola (CA)
#292972 - 0.61MB, 8 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- 14/73/34

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Schalltrichter (2013/8/21)

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.6740, 1977. Plate 44330.


Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]


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General Information

Work Title Viola Sonata
Alternative Title
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.25 No.4
Movements/Sections 3 movements.
  1. Sehr lebhaft. Markiert und kraftvoll
  2. Sehr langsame Viertel
  3. Finale. Lebhafte Viertel
Year/Date of Composition 1922 June and November
First Performance 1923-01-10 in Elberfeld-Barmen
Paul Hindemith, viola ; Emma Lübbecke-Job, piano
First Publication 1976
Dedication The Steinbergs in Düsseldorf
Average Duration 15 minutes
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola, piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation
All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

  • Probably among the works mentioned in a letter of September 1922 as having been composed in the year past (between Sept 1921 and Sept 1922? since Jan 1922? unclear) - (Selected Letters of Paul Hindemith, p.29) a solo viola sonata, a sonata for viola and piano, a ballet, a viola d'amore sonata, the Marienlieder, a set of songs with two violas and two cellos (that would be des Todes Tod?), a symphony for small orchestra, die Junge Magd, a piano suite (that is, Suite 1922), a wind quintet (that is, Kleine Kammermusik), and a Christmas fairy play besides.
  • First published in 1976, actually. _Not PD-CA_, probably.
  • Numbered Op. 25 No. 3 in manuscript and premired as such; alternately numbered Op. 25c, Op. 25d and Op. 25 No. 4 in the composer's work lists. Occasionally referred to as his viola sonata "No. 2" in some older sources, but never by Hindemith himself.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
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