Pittsburgh Symphony (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.5011, 1959. Plate 40006a.
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Editor Günther Metz (1937-)
Kurt von Fischer (1913-2003)
Ludwig Finscher (1930-)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1959.
Paul Hindemith: Sämtliche Werke, Band II,7 (PHA 207):
Orchesterwerke: 1958-60
 (pp.1-130)

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1984. Plate B.S.S. 43636.
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Work Title Pittsburgh Symphony
Alternative. Title
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Molto energico (Half note.png = ca.100)
II. Slow March (= ca.76)
III. Ostinato. (= 80) - Allegro moderato (Half note.png = ca.92)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1958 (Fall-November) in Blonay
First Performance. 1959-01-30 in Pittsburgh, Syria Mosque
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
First Publication. 1959 - Mainz: Schott
Dedication Written for the Bicentennial of the City of Pittsburgh, Pa. 1959."
Average DurationAvg. Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn,
2 clarinets (B), bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon +
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba + timpani,
percussion (4 players: triangle, castanets, woodblock, tom-tom,
2 snare drums, small cymbal, cymbal, bass drum
) + strings
External Links Hindemith Foundation
All Music Guide


Misc. Comments

  • Finale includes a quotation from Anton Webern's symphony Op.21 (not known to be a favorite of Hindemith's, I think- at least, Hindemith was regarded as not being a "fan" of music written using serial "techniques".)
  • The work also quotes (is better-known for quoting, at that) the folk-tune "Hab[e] lumbedruwwel mit me lumbeschatz". - ES
  • "Paul Hindemith wrote the Pittsburgh Symphony, his sixth and final symphony, at the request of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's then-music director William Steinberg in 1958 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city." - from James Leonard's description at All Music Guide
  • Movements when written
I. Molto energico (1958-08-09)
II. Slow March (1958-09-09)
III. Ostinato. - Allegro moderato (1958-11-13)