Cello Sonata, Op.25 No.3 (Hindemith, Paul)

It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1924 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.

Please obey the copyright laws of your country. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.



Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Unknown
Madcapellan (2014/1/8)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1979, 1923. Plate 31067.
Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Cello Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate für Violoncello allein
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.25 No.3
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 16
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Lebhaft, sehr markiert
  2. Mäßig schnell, Gemächlich
  3. Langsam
  4. Lebhafte Viertel
  5. Mäßig schnell
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922-07-27/1922-08-01, Donaueschingen
First Performance. 1923-05-06 in Freiburg/Breisgau
Maurits Frank, cello
First Publication. 1923 – Mainz: Schott
Dedication Maurits Frank gewidmet
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10-11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation cello
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

  • Movements mostly finished July to August 1922.
  • Numbered Op.25c in the composer's work lists.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide