Viola Sonata, Op.11 No.5 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott Musik International, No.1968, 1923. Plate 31014.
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General Information

Work Title Viola Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate für Bratsche allein
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.11 No.5
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 169
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Lebhaft, aber nicht geeilt
  2. Mäßig schnell, mit viel Wärme vortragen
  3. Scherzo: Schnell
  4. In Form und Zeitmaß einer Passacaglia: Das Thema sehr gehalten/Im Hauptzeitmaß
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919-07-21 in Noordwijk
First Performance. 1920-11-14 in Friedberg
Paul Hindemith (viola)
First Publication. 1923 – Mainz: Schott Musik International
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1951 (R75238)

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 Herrn Professor Dr. Karl Schmidt gewidmet
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18-20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

  • Autograph facsimile of 1st movement first published as supplement to Melos 3 (1922), No.2.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide