String Quartet No.4, Op.22 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3435, 1923. Plate 31015.
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General Information

Work Title String Quartet
Alternative. Title 3. Streichquartett (or 4. Streichquartett)
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.22
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Fugato. Sehr langsame Viertel
  2. Schnelle Achtel. Sehr energisch. Presto
  3. Ruhige Viertel. Stets fließend
  4. Mäßig schnelle Viertel
  5. Rondo. Gemächlich und mit Grazie
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921
First Performance. 1922-11-04 in Donaueschingen
Amar Quartet
First Publication. 1923 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1951 (R75235)

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, 2019.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 27 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article (French)


Misc. Comments

  • Quartet numbering in current complete recordings and some performances has been increased by one to incorporate the recently discovered string quartet no.1 in C, Op.2 ; so one now sees this referred to as quartet no.4, where recordings and scores before a certain date or so call it quartet no.3.
  • Hindemith wrote seven string quartets; Schott published all except for Op.2 (String Quartet No.1). The traditional numbering, with Op.10 (String Quartet No. 2) as the first quartet, is Schott's; throughout his lifetime and with a high degree of consistency, Hindemith numbered the Op.2 quartet as his first, and the remaining six quartets as Nos.2-7. The Op.22 quartet is even identified as No.4 on the program of its premiere performance. Since the early 1990s, all Schott printings of the quartets make use of Hindemith's own numbering.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide