Cardillac, Op.39 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1926. Plate 31500.
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Editor Kurt von Fischer (1913-2003)
Ludwig Finscher (1930-)
Christoph Wolff (1940-)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1926.
Paul Hindemith: Sämtliche Werke, Band I,4-1/2/3 (PHA 104-1/2/3):
Cardillac, I-III. Akten
 (pp.1-128 [Act I.] ; pp.1-176, pp.179-183 [Act II.] ; pp.1-134 [Act III.])

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1979-80. Plate B.S.S. 43624-43626.
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Revised Version (1952)

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Editor Composer
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1926.
London: Schott & Co., Ltd., No.5445, 1952. Plate 38187.
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General Information

Work Title Cardillac ; Cardillac (Neufassung 1952)
Alternative. Title Oper in 3 Akten Text von Ferdinand Lion
Oper in 4 Akten nach einer Bühnenhandlung von Ferdinand Lion
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.39 ; (revised version without opus number)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts, 4 scenes (original version) or 4 acts (revised version)
  • Original version (1926)
Act I
No.1: Bild
No.1: Vorspiel zum 1. Bild und Chor
No.2: Szene mit Chor
No.3: Szene zu Zweien
No.4: Arie
No.2: Bild
No.5: Lied
No.6: Pantomime. Duett für zwei Flöten
Act II
No.7: Arioso und Duett
No.8: Arie mit konzertierenden Instrument
No.9: Duett
No.10: Duett
No.11: Szene
No.12: Duett
No.13: Arie
Act III
No.14: Musik in der Taverne und Ariette
No.15: Szene und Quartett
No.16: Duett mit Chor
No.17: Wechselgesng. Variationen
No.18: Schlußgesang
Revised version (1952)
Act I
No.1: Vorspiel und Chor
No.2: Szene mit Chor
No.3: Duett
No.4: Duett
No.5: Lied
No.6: Pantomime
Act II
No.7: Arioso und Duett
No.8: Quartett
No.9: Arie und Duett
No.10: Ensemble
No.11: Duett
No.12: Duett
No.13: Arie
Act III
No.14: Ensemble
A: Ballett
B: Duett
C: Air
D: Duett
E: Lebhaft (Half note.png = 112)
F: Duett
G: Chor und Soli
H: Air
No.15: Chor und Solo
No.16: Duett
Act IV
No.17: Vorspiel: Chor und Solo
No.18: Chor und Soli
No.19: Quartett
No.20: Wechselgesang, Variationen
No.21: Lied
No.22: Finale
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1925-26 (original version)
1925-10-12 (score begun)
1925-11-30 in Frankfurt (Act I completed)
1926 [February] in Leipzig (Act II completed)
1926-05-20 in Leipzig? (Act III completed)

1948-52 (revised version)
1948 (begun revisions)
1951 [October] (libretto completed)
1952 [March-May] (bulk of revision completed)
First Performance. 1926-11-09 in Dresden, Sächsiches Staatoper (original version)
Fritz Busch (conductor), Issai Dobrowen (stage direction),
Raggaelo Busoni (sets), Leonhard Fanto (costumes)

1952-06-20 in Zurich, Stadttheater (revised version)

Nictor Reinshagen (conductor), Hans Zimmermann (stage direction),
Max Röthlisberger (sets)
First Publication. 1926 (original version)
1926 (libretto)
1926 [June] (vocal score, by Otto Singer)
1926 [July] (full score)

1952 (revised version)

1952 (libretto)
1952 (vocal score, by composer)
Librettist Ferdinand Lion (1883-1965), after Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776-1822)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 90 minutes (original version)
130 minutes (revised version)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra (both versions)
Original Version (1926)
Cast
The Goldsmith Cardillac (baritone)
The Daughter (soprano)
The Officer (tenor)
The Gold Merchant (bass)
The Gentleman (tenor)
The Lady (soprano)
The Marshal of Prévôté (high bass)
The King (silent role)
Courtiers [Cavaliers] and Ladies of the Court (silent roles)
The Prévôté (silent role)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Folk People
Pit-Orchestra
2 flutes, (2nd also piccolo), oboe, English horn, E clarinet, clarinet (B),
bass clarinet (B), tenor saxophone (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
horn (F), 2 trumpets (C), 2 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion (3-4 players), piano, strings (6,0,4,4,4)
triangle, snare drum, tambourine, field drum, 4 timbales, small cymbals, cymbals,
suspended cymbal, bass drum, small gong, large tam-tam, 2 bells, glockenspiel
Onstage Instruments (Behind the Scenes/Bühnenmusik)
oboe, 2 horns (F), trumpet (C), trombone, trumpet, trombone, violin, 2 basses
Revised Version (1952)
Cast
Cardillac, A Famous Goldsmith (baritone)
Cardillac's Daughter (soprano)
Cardillac's Journeyman (tenor)
The First Singer of the Opera (soprano)
The Officer (bass)
The Young Cavalier (tenor)
The Rich Marquis (silent role)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Folk People, Guards, Theater Staff
In Lully's Opera: (Phaeston)
Clymene (contralto)
Phaeton (tenor)
Apollo (bass)
Singers and Dancers
Pit-Orchestra
2 flutes, (2nd also piccolo), oboe, English horn, E clarinet, clarinet (B),
bass clarinet (B), tenor saxophone (B) (or heckelphone), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
horn (F), 2 trumpets (C), 2 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion (3-4 players), piano, strings (6,0,4,4,4)
triangle, snare drum, tambourine, field drum, suspended cymbal, cymbals,
bass drum, small gong, large tam-tam, glockenspiel
Onstage Instruments (Behind the Scenes/Bühnenmusik)
flute, oboe, bassoon, harpsichord, harp, violin, viola, cello, bass
External Links Wikipedia article (both versions)
Hindemith Foundation (original version)
Hindemith Foundation (revised version)

Misc. Comments

  • Original Cast (1926)
Robert Burg (Cardillac)
Cläre Born (The Daughter)
Max Hirzel (The Officer)
Adolph Schoepflin (The Gold Merchant)
Ludwig Eybisch (The Courtier [Cavalier] in the Court)
Grete Rikisch (The Lady in the Court)
Paul Schöffler (The Marshal of Prévôté)
Gino Neppach (The King)
  • Entire Opera revised in 1952.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
  • New duet for Act 2 (No.16) composed in October 1961; this is avaliable only in the full score (rental).
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide