Viola Sonata, Op.25 No.4 (Hindemith, Paul)



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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.6740, 1977. Plate 44330.
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Editor Kurt von Fischer (1913-2003)
Ludwig Finscher (1930-)
Peter Cahn (1927-2016)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1977.
Paul Hindemith: Sämtliche Werke, Band V,6 (PHA 506):
Streicherkammermusik III (und Solostimmen)
 (pp.75-100 (28-34))

Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1976. Plate B.S.S. 43589.

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Work Title Viola Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate fĂĽr Bratsche und Klavier
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.25 No.4
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 171
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Sehr lebhaft. Markiert und kraftvoll
  2. Sehr langsame Viertel
  3. Finale. Lebhafte Viertel
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1922 June and November
First Performance. 1923-01-10 in Elberfeld-Barmen
Paul Hindemith (viola), Emma LĂĽbbecke-Job (piano)
First Publication. 1976
Dedication The Steinbergs in DĂĽsseldorf
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola, piano
External Links Hindemith Foundation
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  • Probably among the works mentioned in a letter of September 1922 as having been composed in the year past (between Sept 1921 and Sept 1922? since Jan 1922? unclear) - (Selected Letters of Paul Hindemith, p.29) a solo viola sonata, a sonata for viola and piano, a ballet, a viola d'amore sonata, the Marienlieder, a set of songs with two violas and two cellos (that would be des Todes Tod?), a symphony for small orchestra, die Junge Magd, a piano suite (that is, Suite 1922), a wind quintet (that is, Kleine Kammermusik), and a Christmas fairy play besides.
  • First published in 1976, actually. _Not PD-CA_, probably.
  • Numbered Op. 25 No. 3 in manuscript and premired as such; alternately numbered Op. 25c, Op. 25d and Op. 25 No. 4 in the composer's work lists. Occasionally referred to as his viola sonata "No. 2" in some older sources, but never by Hindemith himself.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide