Cello Sonata, Op.25 No.3 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.1979, 1923. Plate 31067.
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General Information

Work Title Cello Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate für Violoncello allein
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.25 No.3
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 16
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Lebhaft, sehr markiert
  2. Mäßig schnell, Gemächlich
  3. Langsam
  4. Lebhafte Viertel
  5. Mäßig schnell
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922-07-27/1922-08-01, Donaueschingen
First Performance. 1923-05-06 in Freiburg/Breisgau
Maurits Frank, cello
First Publication. 1923 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1951 (R75239)

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, 2019.

Dedication Maurits Frank gewidmet
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10-11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation cello
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

  • Movements mostly finished July to August 1922.
  • Numbered Op.25c in the composer's work lists.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide