Violin Sonata, Op.11 No.2 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1919, 1920. Plate 30596. 1948 renewal.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate in D für Klavier und Geige ; Sonate (D) für Violine und Pianoforte (Schott)
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.11 No.2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
1. Erster Teil:
Lebhaft - Langsam - Fleißend - ein wenig fleißender - neu ausholend - Lebhaft -
Sehr stürmisch und stets stark drängen - Stets wild, ungebändigt - Langsam -
Fleißend - ein wenig fleißender - neu ausholend - Viel Lebhafter/stets treiben - Prestissimo
2. Zweiter Teil:
Ruhig und gemessen - Fleißender/Breit/Mäßig schnell/Lebhaft/Ruhig - Wie am Anfang
3. Dritter Teil:
Im Zeitmaß und Charakter eines geschwinden Tanzes. Frisch und stets bewegt -
Wieder sehr fleißend/Nicht zurückhalten/Breit
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918 September-November
First Performance. 1920-04-10 in Frankfurt am Main
Max Strub (violin), Eduard Zuckmayer (piano)
First Publication. 1920 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
Dedication Für Abdul (Alfred) Linder und seine Frau Olly Linder
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1920), p.138

Misc. Comments

  • Key "in D", but mode is deliberately not specified (for reasons that become clear within seconds of the beginning of the piece.)
  • Originally titled "Sonatine" on title page of autograph score; Hindemith consistently referred to the piece as "für Klavier und Violine." Numbered Op.11 No.3 before publication. Autograph manuscript discovered after publication in SW V/6; see SW V/7, pp. 166-68 for a description. Occasionally referred to as his violin sonata "No.2" in some older sources, but never by Hindemith himself.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide