English Horn 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.3672, 1942. Plate 36965.
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General Information

Work Title English Horn Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonata for English Horn and Piano
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 40
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements (or rather one movement in 6 sections)
  1. Langsam (nicht schnell)
  2. Allegro pesante
  3. Moderato
  4. Scherzo, schnell
  5. Moderato
  6. Allegro pesante
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1941-08-27, Richmond, Massachusetts
First Performance. 1941-11-23 in New York
Louis Speyer (English horn), Jesús Maria Sanromá (piano)
First Publication. 1942 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1970 (R477677)

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, 2038.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 12 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation English horn, piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation
All Music Guide

Navigation etc.

Some additional information from Luttmann, Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide (which contains the confusing information that two first performance dates, 1941-11-23, and 1941-11-23, could not be decided between. One may be a typo.)

  • Incorporates the song "Das Köhlerweib ist trunken" (q.v.)
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide