Violin Sonata, Op.31 No.2 (Hindemith, Paul)

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 Complete Score (CA)
#310832 - 0.47MB, 7 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/20/34

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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1902, 1924. Plate 31152.


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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata
Alternative Title Sonate für Violine solo ; ""… Es ist so schönes Wetter draußen…"
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.31 No.2
Movements/Sections 4 movements
  1. Leicht bewegte Viertel
  2. Ruhig bewegte Achtel
  3. Gemächliche Viertel
  4. Fünf Variationen über das Lied „Komm, lieber Mai“ v. Mozart
Year/Date of Composition 1924-04-07 on the train between Hannover and Frankfurt
First Performance 1927 January, Köln
Walter Caspar, violin
First Publication 1924 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1952 (R91108-9)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2020.

Dedication Walter Caspar
Average Duration 7–10 minutes
Composer Time Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Violin
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

  • First Performance unlikely that this work was first played in public almost three years after its publication.
  • Referred to as Op. 31 No. 4 prior to publication. First page of the score has motto "...Es ist so schönes Wetter draußen..."
-Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
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