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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
||Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester
||Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra ; Cello Concerto No.3
- 1. Mäßig schnell: Allegro moderato, ( = 92)
- 2. Ruhig bewegt; Sehr Lebhaft; Im früheren langsamen Zeitmaß: Andante con moto, (♩‧ = 60)
- 3. Marsch. Lebhaft: Allegro marciale ( = 112)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1940 June – September, Lenox, Massachusetts
||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)
||1940 - Mainz: Schott
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
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
||Holograph mss, 1940. (D-Hs, M B/2890)
Cello Concerto - scores at Sheet Music Plus
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