Der Schwanendreher (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.4555, 1936. Plate 34532a.
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For Viola and Piano

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.2517, 1936. Plate 34534.
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General Information

Work Title Der Schwanendreher
Alternative. Title Konzert nach alten Volksliedern für Bratsche und kleines Orchester
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
1. "Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal" (Langsam; Mäßig bewegt, mit Kraft)
2. "Nun laube, Lindlein, laube!“ (Sehr ruhig) – Fugato: "Der Gutzgauch auf dem Zaune saß"
3. Variationen "Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher?" (Mäßig schnell)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1935 early October, Brenden, Winterthur, and Berlin
1935-10-13: (score completed)
1936-07-19: (piano reduction completed)
1936-08-10: (Revision of finale completed; score and piano reduction)
First Performance. 1935-11-14 in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw Orchestra (Original Version)
Composer (viola), Willem Mengelberg (conductor)

1936-09-13 in Venice, Festival Orchestra of the Venice Biennale (Revised Version)

Composer (viola), Fernando Previtali (conductor)
First Publication. 1936 - Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright renewal status:
full score 1963 (R323368)
viola/piano arrangement 1964 (R349681)

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, 2032.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola and orchestra
Solo - viola
Orchestra
2 flutes (both also piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
3 horns (F), trumpet (C), trombone
2 timpani, harp, 4 cellos and 3 double basses
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Based on mediaeval German songs

  • Occasionally referred to in older secondary literature and contemporary programs as Hindemith's third viola concerto.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide