Viola Sonata, Op.25 No.1 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music


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Madcapellan (2014/1/13)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott Musik International, No.1969, 1923. Plate 31029.
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General Information

Work Title Viola Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate für Bratsche allein
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.25 No.1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Breit. Viertel
  2. Sehr frisch und straff. (Viertel)
  3. Sehr langsam
  4. Rasendes Zeitmaß. Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache
  5. Langsam, mit viel Ausdruck
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922 March
First Performance. 1922-3-18 in Köln/Mülheim
Paul Hindemith (viola)
First Publication. 1923
Dedication Ladislav Černý gewidmet
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola solo

Misc. Comments

  • Also referred to in one of the composer's work lists as Op.25a.
-Paul Hindemith: A Reseach and Information Guide