Sonata for 2 Pianos (Hindemith, Paul)

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#310429 - 2.29MB, 41 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/38/34

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3970, 1942. Plate 36973.


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General Information

Work Title Sonata for 2 Pianos
Alternative Title Sonate für zwei Klaviere
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections 5 movements
  1. Chimes
  2. Allegro
  3. Canon
  4. Recitative
  5. Fugue
Year/Date of Composition 1942-08-(24-28)
First Performance 1942-11-20 in New York City, New York
Celius Dougherty, Vincenz Ruzicka, pianos
First Publication 1942 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1970 (R477678)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2038.

Average Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 pianos
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article (French)

Misc. Comments

Declamtion in piano 1 part in fourth movement is to "This World's Joy," an anonymous fourteeth-century English poem.

-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
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