Viola Sonata, Op.25 No.1 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music


 Complete Score (CA)
#311456 - 0.43MB, 7 pp. -  4.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V/19/34

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: Schott Musik International, No.1969, 1923. Plate 31029.


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General Information

Work Title Viola Sonata
Alternative Title Sonate für Bratsche allein
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.25 No.1
Movements/Sections 5 movements
  1. Breit. Viertel
  2. Sehr frisch und straff. (Viertel)
  3. Sehr langsam
  4. Rasendes Zeitmaß. Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache
  5. Langsam, mit viel Ausdruck
Year/Date of Composition 1922 March
First Performance 1922-3-18 in Köln/Mülheim
Paul Hindemith (viola)
First Publication 1923
Dedication Ladislav Černý gewidmet
Average Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola solo

Misc. Comments

  • Also referred to in one of the composer's work lists as Op.25a.
-Paul Hindemith: A Reseach and Information Guide
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