Bassoon Sonata (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music

Scores and Parts

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3686, 1939. Plate 35808.
Misc. Notes First edition had B. Schott's Söhne/New York: Associated etc., but not S.M.International, according to Worldcat, suggesting that this is a more recent printing? (Might be a different explanation though?)
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General Information

Work Title Bassoon Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate für Fagott und Klavier
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
  1. Leicht bewegt
  2. Langsam. Marsch. Pastorale
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1938 January-June
First Performance. 1938-11-06 in Zurich
Gustav Seidl, bassoon ; Walter Frey, piano
First Publication. 1939 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1966 (R394585)

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, 2035.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 9 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation bassoon, piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation
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