Cello Sonata in E major (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Editor First edition (reissue)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3839, 1948. Plate 37288.
Coissue- New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc., 1948.
Misc. Notes Even though it says ©1948 on the score (as it does, for otherwise the date 1948 wouldn't be there and "n.d.(1948)" would be there instead), Hindemith.info insists that this sonata (I assume the same one...) wasn't published until November 1949. (Erstausgabe: 15.11.1949.)
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General Information

Work Title Cello Sonata in E major
Alternative. Title Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 14
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Pastorale
  2. Moderately fast
  3. Passacaglia
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1948-03-08, New Haven
First Performance. Poss. 1948 August, New York
Gregor Piatigorsky, cello

First Documented Performance:

1948-11-01, BBC broadcast
Zara Nelsova (cello), Wilfrid Parry (piano)
First Publication. 1949
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19-22 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation cello, piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation