Tuttifäntchen (Hindemith, Paul)

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36 pages, 2.53 MB Uploader: Daphnis (25 August 2011)   
Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1922. Plate 31007.


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Misc. Notes:

"Tanz der Holzpuppen" ('Dance of the Wooden Dolls') pages 11−13


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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Tanz der Holzpuppen (No.7)

For Piano

 Complete Score ('Dance of the Wooden Dolls')
#355887 - 0.29MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/34 - 475x

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Sallen112 (2014/12/12)




First edition (reissued)

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1734, 1922. Plate 31007a.


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600 dpi.


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General Information

Work Title Tuttifäntchen
Alternative Title Weihnachtsmärchen mit Gesang und Tanz in drei Bildern von Hedwig Michel und Franziska Becker
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/Sections 3 scenes
Year/Date of Composition 1922 October
First Performance 1922-12-13 in Darmstadt; Hessisches Landestheater [both orchestral suite and the opera]
Walther Beck (conductor); Friedrich Schramm (stage direction);
Franz Langer (sets); Viktor Storck and Margarete Hess (costumes)
First Publication 1922 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
Librettist Hedwig Michel (1892–1982) and Franziska Becker (1874–1942)
Language German
Average Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Voices (and speaking), chorus, and orchestra
Master Tuttifant, a wood carver
Tuttifäntchen, a wooden puppet
Trudel, the master's sister
The Mother
Neighbors (Stoffel, Klaus, Hannes) (spoken)
Children (Grete / Fritz / Lene) (spoken)
The Mayor (spoken)
The Confectioner (Spoken)
The Waffle Seller (Spoken)
The Fruit Women (Spoken)
Chorus (SATB)
Children, Village People, Neighbors, Wooden Puppet
flute (also piccolo), oboe, clarinet (B/A), bassoon
horn (F), trumpet (B)
timpani, percussion (1 player), strings
tambourine, snare drum, bass drum with cymbals, glockenspiel
Related Works Tuttifäntchen Suite
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article
MusicWeb review of cpo recording of Complete Incidental Music

Misc. Comments

Premiere - as ballet? (Costumer mentioned, which seems irrelevant to a suite-only performance) (See Hindemith Foundation link.)

Closer to a "play with music", as described @ MusicWeb & Wikipedia, than an opera. "Weihnachtsmärchen" according to Hindemith.

The "Tanz der Holzpuppen" was published separately in a piano arrangement. A suite of instrumental excerpts was compiled by Franz Willms in 1925 and published as ED 5861 (BSS 42018) in 1969.

-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
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