Cello Concerto (Hindemith, Paul)
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Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.4073, 1940. Plate 36699a.
There were some pages that are fading out. It was already like that in the original score I scanned.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Cello and Piano
Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1941.
|Work Title||Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester|
|Alternative Title||Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra ; Cello Concerto No.3|
|Year/Date of Composition||1940 June – September, Lenox, Massachusetts|
|First Performance||1941-02-07 in Boston, Symphony Hall, Boston Symphony Orchestra
|First Publication||1940 - Mainz: Schott|
|Average Duration||28 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Cello and Orchestra
(autograph, Ossietzky, Hamburg, dated Lenox, Mass., June-Sept. 1940)
3rd Cello Concerto after the Cello Concerto Op.3 and the Cello Concerto from the Kammermusik series. Basically in G (even G major) with a second movement whose central interlude's central scherzo-like interlude, as it returns gradually to the main tempo, allows for an interesting section in which both the tempi and themes of the two sections overlap (something very like this was later done by Eduard Tubin in the central movement of his 7th symphony of 1958.) First original full score copyrighted in 1940 but published in 1943.
- Hindemith's first attempt at a finale movement was nearly completed in July and August; sketches do not survive.
- Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide