Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (Hindemith, Paul)

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 I. Allegro
#312014 - 6.00MB - 4:13 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/41/34 - 496x

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 II. Turandot, Scherzo: Moderato
#312015 - 12.56MB - 9:02 -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/41/34 - 364x

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 III. Andantino
#312016 - 5.98MB - 4:26 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/41/34 - 266x

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 IV. Marsch
#312017 - 7.03MB - 4:56 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/41/34 - 394x

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Cypressdome (2014/1/16)

Performer Pages:

University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

Publisher Info.:

Chicago: University of Chicago Orchestra.

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 - Non-PD US, Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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Performed 06 December 2008 at Manel Hall. From Internet Archive

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 I. Allegro (CA)
#311970 - 1.23MB, 21 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/41/34

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 II. Turandot, Scherzo (CA)
#311971 - 2.00MB, 34 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/41/34

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 III. Andantino (CA)
#311972 - 0.52MB, 10 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/41/34

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 IV. Marsch (CA)
#311973 - 1.21MB, 22 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/41/34

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Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc., No.3541, 1945. Plate 37135.

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

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Parts

 Flute 1 (CA)
#312023 - 4.52MB, 9 pp. -  9.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/41/34

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 Flute 2 (CA)
#312024 - 2.94MB, 7 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Piccolo (CA)
#312025 - 2.80MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Oboe 1 (CA)
#312026 - 2.53MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Oboe 2 (CA)
#312027 - 2.14MB, 7 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 English Horn (CA)
#312028 - 2.06MB, 7 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/41/34

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 Clarinet1 (CA)
#312029 - 2.61MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Clarinet 2 (CA)
#312030 - 2.31MB, 7 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Bass Clarinet (CA)
#312031 - 2.34MB, 7 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Bassoons 1 (CA)
#312032 - 1.81MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Bassoons 2 (CA)
#312033 - 1.74MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Contrabassoon (CA)
#312034 - 1.93MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Horn 1 (CA)
#312035 - 1.55MB, 6 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/41/34

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 Horn 2 (CA)
#312036 - 2.16MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Horn 3 (CA)
#312037 - 2.90MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Horn 4 (CA)
#312038 - 2.18MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Trumpet 1 (CA)
#312039 - 1.46MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Trumpet 2 (CA)
#312040 - 1.43MB, 5 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/41/34

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 Trombone 1 (CA)
#312041 - 1.76MB, 6 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/41/34

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 Trombone 2 (CA)
#312042 - 2.06MB, 6 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/41/34

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 Trombone 3 (CA)
#312043 - 1.68MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Tuba (CA)
#312044 - 1.54MB, 5 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/41/34

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 Percussion (CA)
#312045 - 4.03MB, 7 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/41/34

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 Timpani (CA)
#312046 - 2.07MB, 5 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/41/34

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 Violins I (CA)
#312047 - 4.09MB, 9 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Violins II (CA)
#312048 - 3.46MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Violas (CA)
#312049 - 4.18MB, 10 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Cellos (CA)
#312050 - 3.92MB, 9 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/41/34

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 Basses (CA)
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Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1945.

Copyright:

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

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General Information

Work Title Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Alternative Title Sinfonische Metamorphosen
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections 4 movements
I. Allegro
II. Turandot, Scherzo
III. Andantino
IV. Marsch
Year/Date of Composition 1943-08-29
First Performance 1944-01-20, New York
New York Philharmonic, Artur Rodziński (conductor)
First Publication 1945
Average Duration 21 minutes
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets (B-flat)
bass clarinet (B-flat), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B-flat), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion (3-4 players), strings
bass drum and cymbals, small cymbals, small and large suspended cymbals, glockenspiel, chimes,
triangle, small gong, snare drum, tambourine, parade drum, chinese tam-tam, wood block
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article
Symphonic Metamorphosis - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

Hindemith's title is as above. German editions have the titles Sinfonische Metamorphosen nach Themen von Carl Maria von Weber or Sinfonische Metamorphosen Carl Maria von Weber'scher Themen; numerous further variants and misspellings in other sources that were found. In 1940 Hindemith and Massine had discussed plans for a ballet using Weber's music, and in March Hindemith made piano scores of Weber's Op. 60 No. 4 and Op. 10 No. 2 --"die WeberMusik leicht gefärbt und ein bißchen schärfer gemacht" (Hindemith to Getrud Hindemith, letter of 12 April 1940)--the pieces that eventually served as the basis of the first and third movements, respectively, of the Symphonic Metamorphosis. The ballet project was not realized, in part because Massine wanted strict arrangements of the Weber pieces. Actually staged as a ballet by Georges Balanchine and his New york City Ballet, 25 Novemeber 1952.

-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
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