Cello Sonata, Op.25 No.3 (Hindemith, Paul)

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1979, 1923. Plate 31067.


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General Information

Work Title Cello Sonata
Alternative Title Sonate für Violoncello allein
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.25 No.3
Movements/Sections 5 movements
  1. Lebhaft, sehr markiert
  2. Mäßig schnell, Gemächlich
  3. Langsam
  4. Lebhafte Viertel
  5. Mäßig schnell
Year/Date of Composition 1922-07-27/1922-08-01, Donaueschingen
First Performance 1923-05-06 in Freiburg/Breisgau
Maurits Frank, cello
First Publication 1923 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1951 (R75239)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2019.

Dedication Maurits Frank gewidmet
Average Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation cello solo
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

  • Movements mostly finished July to August 1922.
  • Numbered Op.25c in the composer's work lists.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
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