Kammermusik No.1, Op.24 No.1 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.3436, 1922. Plate 30893a.
Misc. Notes Originally uploaded to the U.S. server by user Daphnis. (#310192)
This copy had a lot of markings and the binding is falling apart, which required much erasing. (#320327)
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Work Title Kammermusik No.1
Alternative. Title Kammermusik Nr.1 mit Finale 1921 für 12 Solo-Instrumente
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.24 No.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 61
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
1. Sehr schnell und wild
2. Mäßig schnelle Halbe. Sehr streng im Rhythmus
3. Quartett: Sehr langsam und mit Ausdruck - Ein wenig belebter - Wieder ruhig
4. Finale 1921: Lebhaft
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922 (January-February)
First Performance. 1922-07-31, Internationale Kammermusiktage Donaueschingen
Ensemble of 12 players, Felix Petyrek (piano), Reinhold Meren (harmonium),
Amar Quartet, Hermann Scherchen (conductor)
First Publication. 1922 - Mainz: Schott
Dedication Seiner Durchlaucht dem Fürsten von Fürstenberg zugeeignet
Prince Max Egon von Furstenberg
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 12 Solo Instruments: flute (also piccolo), clarinet (B), bassoon, trumpet (B)
percussion (1 player), harmonium, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass
snare drum, wood block, tambourine, small suspended cymbal, xylophone,
triangle, siren, sand-filled tin box, glockenspiel
External Links Wikipedia article (Kammermusik series)
Hindemith Foundation
All Music Guide
Kammermusik No.1 -  Scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

Op.24 No.2 is the Kleine Kammermusik for wind quintet.

A subsequently rejected second movement (the first page of which survives in manuscript score) seems to have been used in some early performances, although the definitive second movement had already been composed by the time of the premiere. Hindemith edited the harmonium part for accordion in fall 1952 for subsequent printings of the score , although no new edition or plate numbers were assigned to these printings. The third movement was published in an arrangement for piano by Hindemith as a supplement to the July 1922 special issue of the Neue Musik-Zeitung.

-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide