Neues vom Tage (Hindemith, Paul)

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Revised Version (1954)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1929. Plate 32000.
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Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Heavily marked score from a past performance. Many cuts made to the score and possible missing pages.
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Revised Version (1954)

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Editor Franz Willms (1883-1946), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3233, 1929. Plate 31999.
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Misc. Notes This revised edition is based on the original vocal score engraving, with handwritten additions spliced in. Without changing the plate number, this score was published (with an updated copyright for the revision) in 1954. The Composer revised this edition.
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General Information

Work Title Neues vom Tage
Alternative. Title Lustige Oper in drei Teilen Text von Marcellus Schiffer (original)
Lustige Oper in zwei Teilen Text von Marcellus Schiffer (revised)
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts/11 scenes (original version)
2 acts/10 scenes (revised version)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1928 spring - 1929 spring (original)
1953 christmas - 1954 feburary, Blonay (revised)
First Performance. 1929-06-08 in Berlin, Krolloper (original version)
Otto Klemperer (conductor), Ernst Legal (stage direction), Traugott Müller (sets)

1954-04-07 in Naples, Teatro di San Carlo (revised version)

Paul Hindemith (conductor), Allessandro Brissoni (stage production), C.M. Cristini (sets)
First Publication. 1929 (original vocal score)
1929 (original libretto)
1954 (revised vocal and full scores)
1954 (revised libretto)
2003 (original full score, SW: I,7 Teil A-B)
Librettist Marcellus Schiffer (1892-1932)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 110 minutes (original version); 120 minutes (revised version)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, chorus and orchestra
Vocal Roles (original version)
Laura (soprano)
Eduard (baritone)
Der schöne Herr Hermann (tenor)
Herr M. (tenor)
Frau M. (mezzo soprano)
Ein Hoteldirektor (bass)
Ein Standesbeamter (bass)
Ein Fremdenführer (bass)
Ein Zimmermädchen (soprano)
Ein Oberkellner (tenor)
Sechs Manager (2 tenors, 2 baritones, 2 basses)
Vocal Roles (revised version)
Laura (soprano)
Eduard (baritone)
Baron d’Houdoux, Präsident des Konzerns „Universum“ (bass)
Frau Pick, Reporterin (alto)
Der schöne Herr Hermann (tenor)
Elli (soprano)
Olli (alto)
Ali (tenor)
Uli (bass)
Fremdenführer (bass)
Hotelmanager (bass)
Oberkellner (baritone)
Zimmermädchen (soprano)
Standesbeamter (bass)
Sechs Manager (2 tenors, 2 baritones, 2 basses)
Mixed Chorus (both versions)
SATB
Orchestra (both versions) (revised instruments marked with *)
2 flutes (both also piccolo), oboe, English horn, E clarinet, clarinet (B),
bass clarinet (B), alto saxophone (E), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
horn (F), 2 trumpets (B), 2 trombones, tuba
percussion (2-4 players), piano (2 and 4 hands), mandolin, banjo, harp, strings (6, 0, 4, 4, 4)
bass drum, field drum*, snare drum, tam-tam, suspended cymbals*, cymbals,
gong, small cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel, xylophone, 3 electric doorbells
Related Works Neues vom Tage, Concert Overture
External Links Hindemith Foundation (original version)
Hindemith Foundation (revised version)

Misc. Comments

  • 3 act version (original)
The overture with altered ending for concert performance, was published seperately. Opera revised in 1953-54 (see below).
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
  • 2 act version (revised)
The vocal score (above) has same edition and plate number as the original version; they are distinguishable only by date and by number of pages. Further revisions were made in September 1955 and in November and December 1960, the latter for an American production (libretto translated by Don Moreland). Interlude (No.10) is the "March" section from the third movement of the Piano Concerto (1945) (q.v.).
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide