Kammermusik No.6, Op.46 No.1 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.6315, 1930. Plate 32613a.
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Work Title Kammermusik No.6
Alternative. Title Konzert für Viola d'amore und Kammerorchester
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.46 No.1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 sections (4 movements)
I. First Section
1. Mäßig schnell, majestätisch, Doppelt so schnell
2. Langsam, Sehr zart und ruhig, Im Hauptzeitmaß
II. Second Section
1. Variation, Sehr langsam, frei im Zeitmaß
2. Lebhaft, wie früher
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1927 August-September, St. Wolfgang and Frnakfurt (original version)
1929 ("definitive" version)
First Performance. 1928-03-29 in Köln (original version)
Paul Hindemith (viola d'amore),
Frankfurt Symphony members, Ludwig Rottenberg (conductor)

1929-12-02 in Aussig ("definitive" version)

Paul Hindemith (viola d'amore),
Orchester des Aussiger Stadttheaters, Leo Franz (conductor)
First Publication. 1930 - Mainz: Schott ("definitive" version)
2007 - Mainz Schott (original version)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes (original version)
17 minutes ("definitive" version)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Viola d'amore and Orchestra
Solo - viola d'amore
Orchestra (both versions)
flute, oboe, clarinet (B), bass clarinet (B), bassoon
horn (F), trumpet (C), trombone, 3 cellos, 2 basses
External Links Wikipedia article (Kammermusik series)
Hindemith Foundation (original version)
Hindemith Foundation ("definitive" version)
Kammermusik No.6 - scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

Labelling first version/definitive version as per Hindemith Foundation, but differences between them unclear (maybe spelled out in the preface to the 2007 publication of the first version of the piece.)