Hin und zurück, Op.45a (Hindemith, Paul)

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Publisher. Info. Paul Hindemith: Sämtliche Werke, Band I,6 (PHA 106):
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Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1982. Plate B.S.S. 43629.

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3220, 1927. Plate 31960.
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Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, No.3220, 1927. Plate 31960.
Reprinted Mainz: Schott, No.3220, n.d. Plate 31960.
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General Information

Work Title Hin und zurück (There and Back)
Alternative. Title Sketch mit Musik Text von Marcellus Schiffer
Musik von Paul Hindemith
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.45a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 54
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 scene
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1927-05-(9-12), Frankfurt am Main (score)
Vocal score completed later that month
First Performance. 1927-07-17 in Baden-Baden, Deutsche Kammermusik, Theater Baden-Baden
Ernst Mehlich (conductor), Walther Bruegmann (stage director),
Heinz Porep (scenery)
First Publication. 1927 (Vocal Score)
1927 (Libretto German: Schott)
1982 (Full Score: SW I/6)
Librettist Marcellus Schiffer (1892-1932)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 12 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Robert (tenor)
Helene, Robert's wife (soprano)
Aunt Emma (silent role)
The Professor (baritone)
Ambulance Man (bass)
The Maid (spoken role)
Wise Man (tenor)
Orchestra (Chamber)
flute, clarinet (B), alto saxophone (E), bassoon
trumpet (C), trombone, 2 pianos (4-hand, 2-hand)
Behind the Scene (On-stage)
harmonium (or organ)
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article

Navigation etc.

  • Central aria (Weiser) added to score before or during work on the VS (See score above). Later versions of VS also contain English text underlay (by Marion Farquhar).
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