Flute Sonata (Hindemith, Paul)

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Scores and Parts

 Complete Score (CA)
#310411 - 1.28MB, 25 pp. -  5.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (15- V/33/34

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Madcapellan (2014/1/7)

 Flute Part (CA)
#311088 - 0.40MB, 7 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (18- V/33/34

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Madcapellan (2014/1/11)


First edition

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: Schott Musik International GmbH, No.2522, 1937. Plate 34974.


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General Information

Work Title Flute Sonata
Alternative Title Sonate für Flöte und Klavier
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections 4 movements
  1. Heiter bewegt (= etwa 100)
  2. Sehr langsam (Eighth-note.png = etwa 80) - Im Zeitmaß -
  3. Sehr lebhaft
  4. Marsch (Half note.png = 100-108)
Year/Date of Composition 1936
First Performance 1937-4-10 in Washington, D.C.
Georges Barrère, flute (1876–1944), Jesús Maria Sanromá, piano (1902–1984)
First Publication 1937 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1964 (R349689)

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, 2033.

Average Duration 14 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation flute, piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

Opens and closes in B major (give or take and more or less).

Renewal of 1965 is on title page of my copy of the score (I assume they mean 1964 or that it arrived in the mail in 1965, or somesuch, but in anycase, they do note that on post-1963 prints, it seems and reasonably.) - Schissel

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