Der Dämon, Op.28 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano (Uhticke)

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Arranger Hermann Uhticke (fl.1921–1928)
Editor First edition (reissue)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3205, 1924. Plate 31096.
Misc. Notes 600dpi. Full Score is ED 3358.
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General Information

Work Title The Demon
Alternative. Title Tanz-Pantomime in zwei Bildern von Max Krell
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.28
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 30
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 scenes, 12 movements
Erstes Bild
    1. Tanz des Dämon
    2. Tanz der bunten Bänder
    3. Tanz der geängsteten Schwalben
    4. Tanz des Giftes
    5. Tanz der Schmerzen
    6. Tanz des Dämons (Passacaglia)
    7. Tanz der Trauer und der Dehnsucht
Zweites Bild
    8. Einleitung
    9. Vier Tänze des Werbens:
    a. Tanz des Kindes
    b. Tanz des weiten Gewandes
    c. Tanz der ganz erschlossenen Orchidee
    d. Tanz der roten Raserei
    10. Tanz deer Brutalität
    11. Tanz des geschlagenen Tieres
    12. Finale: Tanz des Dämons (wie No.1 des ersten Bildes)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922 Fall, completed at Albersweiler bei Frankfurt.
First Performance. 1923-12-01 in Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater
Joseph Rosenstock (conductor), Albrecht Joseph (director),
T.C. Pilartz (sets and costumes)
First Publication. 1924 (Full Score and Piano Reduction)
Librettist Max Krell (1887-1962)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation flute (also piccolo), clarinet (B)
horn (F), trumpet (B), piano
violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass (all solo parts)
External Links Hindemith Foundation (Complete)
Hindemith Foundation (Konzert-Suite)

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There are 3 dance roles: the Demon, and the two sisters

  • Hindemith's prefatory note to the score suggests the possibility of selecting individual numbers to perform as a suite; however, he does not seem to have ever made such a selection himself.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide