Pittsburgh Symphony (Hindemith, Paul)

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 I. Molto energico (CA)
#310101 - 2.16MB, 41 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/55/34

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Madcapellan (2014/1/5)

 II. Slow March (CA)
#310102 - 2.06MB, 43 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/55/34

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Madcapellan (2014/1/5)

 III. Ostinato. Allegro moderato (CA)
#310103 - 1.57MB, 30 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/55/34

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Madcapellan (2014/1/5)

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.5011, 1959. Plate 40006a.


Public Domain - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Edition 5011 from Worldcat (at least, for miniature score version of the same year.)


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General Information

Work Title Pittsburgh Symphony
Alternative Title
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. Molto energico
II. Slow March
III. Ostinato. Allegro moderato
Year/Date of Composition 1958
First Performance 1959-1-30 in Pittsburgh, Syria Mosque
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
First Publication 1959 - Mainz: Schott
Average Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time 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), 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

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