Cello Concerto (Hindemith, Paul)

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 1. Mäßig schnell: Allegro moderato (CA)
#321152 - 6.77MB, 39 pp. -  8.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V/36/34

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 2. Ruhig bewegt: Andante con moto (CA)
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 3. Marsch. Lebhaft: Allegro marciale (CA)
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Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.4073, 1940. Plate 36699a.

Copyright:

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

Misc. Notes:

There were some pages that are fading out. It was already like that in the original score I scanned.

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 Complete Score (CA)
#434667 - 10.54MB, 128 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- C*/N*/34*

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Editor:

Kurt von Fischer (1913-2003)
Ludwig Finscher (1930-)
Hans-Joachim Marx (1923-2010)
Magda Marx-Weber

Publisher Info.:

Paul Hindemith: Sämtliche Werke, Band III,6 (PHA 306):
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester (1940)
 (pp.1-128)

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1984. Plate B.S.S. 43635.

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

Misc. Notes:

Original 1940 copyright claim included. 600 dpi. Page size is 10.67 x 14.763 inches.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Cello and Piano

 Complete Score (CA)
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 Cello Part (CA)
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Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1941.

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General Information

Work Title Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester
Alternative Title Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra ; Cello Concerto No.3
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections 3 movements
1. Mäßig schnell: Allegro moderato, (Half note.png = 92)
2. Ruhig bewegt; Sehr Lebhaft; Im früheren langsamen Zeitmaß: Andante con moto, (♩‧ = 60)
3. Marsch. Lebhaft: Allegro marciale (Half note.png = 112)
Year/Date of Composition 1940 June – September, Lenox, Massachusetts
First Performance 1941-02-07 in Boston, Symphony Hall, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Serge Koussevitzky (conductor);
(possibly preceded a day earlier by a performance by the same forces in Cambridge)
First Publication 1940 - Mainz: Schott
Average Duration 28 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Solo: cello
Orchestra: :2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba
2 timpani, percussion, celesta, strings
triangle, tambourine, snare drum, small suspended cymbal, wooden drum
cymbals, filed drum, bass drum, glockenspiel
Mss Sources Holograph mss, 1940. (D-Hs, M B/2890)
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Cello Concerto - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

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
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