Violin Sonata, Op.31 No.1 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott Musik International, No.1901, 1924. Plate 31151.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Sonata
Alternative. Title Sonate für Violine solo
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31 No.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 178
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Sehr lebhafte Achtel
  2. Sehr langsame Viertel
  3. Sehr lebhafte Viertel
  4. Intermezzo, Lied
  5. Prestissimo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1924 March to April
First Performance. 1924-5-21 in Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Freiburg/Breisgau
Licco Amar (violin)
First Publication. 1924 – Mainz: Schott
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1952 (R91108-9)

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, 2020.

Dedication Licco Amar
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin
External Links Hindemith Foundation

Misc. Comments

Referred to as Op. 31 No. 3 prior to publication.

-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide