Das Unaufhörliche (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor Kurt von Fischer (1913-2003)
Ludwig Finscher (1930-2020)
Christiane Lehnigk (b. 1957)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott Musik International, 1931. (#757159)
Blonay, Vaud, Suisse: Hindemith-Stiftung, 1996. (#757160)
Paul Hindemith: Sämtliche Werke, Band VII,1 (PHA 701):
Das Unaufhörliche
 (pp.1-320, 322-36)

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1996. Plate B.S.S. 43646.

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Misc. Notes *The Early Version of No.7 is Public Domain in Canada because of the First Performance Rule when it was performed in 1931.
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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3258, 1931. Plate 32937.
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Work Title Das Unaufhörliche
Alternative. Title The Never-Ending
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 165
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 parts
I. Erster Teil
1. Chor
2. Sopran und Tenor Solo
3. Baß Solo mit Männerchor
4. Sopran Solo
5. Soli und Chor
II. Zweiter Teil
6. Sopran Solo und Frauenchor
7. Tenor und Baß Solo
8. Kleiner Marsch
9. Sopran und Baß Solo
10. Baß Solo mit Chor
11. Tenor Solo
12. Sopran Solo mit Chor
III. Dritter Teil
13. Vorspiel
14. Wechselchor
15. Terzett und Tenor Solo
16. Bariton Solo
17. Männer- und Knabenchor
18. Schlußchor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1931 (January) - 1931 (June 25) in Berlin
First Performance. 1931-11-21 in Berlin, Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester und Chor
Adelheid Armhold (soprano), Karl Kullmann (tenor),
Matthieu Ahlersmeyer (bass), Otto Klemperer (conductor)
First Publication. 1931 (Vocal and Choral Scores)
1996 (Full Score: SW VII/I)
Librettist Gottfried Benn (1886-1956)
Language German
Dedication Für die liebe Gertrud zum 2. August 1931 (appears in autograph full score, see discussion page)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 85 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
soprano, alto, baritone, bass

Boys Chorus (SA)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)

piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon (ad.lib.)
3 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion (1 player): cymbals, suspended cymbals, field drum, snare drum
organ* (ad.lib.), strings
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article (German)
Hindemith turns to Benn about Das Unaufhörliche
Extra Information Monatsbericht (1931), p.259 mentions partitur (full) score, but abschrift and for rent.