Pittsburgh Symphony (Hindemith, Paul)
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Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.5011, 1959. Plate 40006a.
Edition 5011 from Worldcat (at least, for miniature score version of the same year.)
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.
600 dpi. Page size is 10.67 x 14.763 inches.
|Work Title||Pittsburgh Symphony|
|Year/Date of Composition||1958 (Fall-November) in Blonay|
|First Performance||1959-01-30 in Pittsburgh, Syria Mosque
|First Publication||1959 - Mainz: Schott|
|Dedication||Written for the Bicentennial of the City of Pittsburgh, Pa. 1959."|
|Average Duration||26 minutes|
|Composer Time Period||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
- 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)