Violin Sonata, Op.11 No.1 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1918, 1921. Plate 30595.
Misc. Notes 600dpi. Originally uploaded to the U.S. server by user Daphnis.
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Performance by Bomsori Kim, violin, Thomas Hoppe, piano (first work in a concert with works by Hindemith, Fauré, Sibelius, Marino in some order. Marino comes next. Hindemith starts at 00:58 or so into the video.) Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate in Es für Klavier und Violine
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.11 No.1
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 parts (3rd movement as fragment)
1. Erster Teil: Frisch/Ein wenig ruhiger - Fleißend - Ruhig/Lebhaft/Ruhiger - Lebhaft - Wie am Anfang
2. Zweiter Teil: Im Zeitmaß eines langsamen, feierlichen Tanzes - Bewegter - Ins erste Zeitmaß übergehen
3. Nicht zu schnell, sehr markiert
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918 May (-1919?)
First Performance. 1919-06-02 in Frankfurt am Main
Adolf Rebner (violin), Emma Lübbecke-Job (piano)
First Publication. 1921 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
Dedication Doktor Lübbecke's gewidmet [Fried Lübbecke and Emma Lübbecke-Job]
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

  • Referred to by Hindemith as "Sonatine" in his war diary. Numbered Op.11 No.2 in manuscript. Hindemith consistently referred to the piece as "für Klavier und Violine." Occasionally referred to as his violin sonata "No.1" in some older sources, but never by Hindemith himself.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
  • The 3rd movement began work apparently in late May 1918; surviving fragment possibly as late as March 1919; published only in SW.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
"E-flat major" is an artifact of this site's standardizations but is an inaccurate way to describe this work (or most works by Hindemith after a certain point in this career) - ES