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HINDEMITH, P.: Piano Concertos (Complete) (Biret, Yale Symphony, Toshiyuki Shimada)


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Between the Lines: Idil Biret talks to Jeremy Siepmann

HINDEMITH, P.: Piano Concertos (Complete) (Biret, Yale Symphony, Toshiyuki Shimada)

Hindemith wrote much varied music for the piano with orchestral accompaniment. He intended his Theme with Four Variations (The Four Temperaments) as an experimental ballet, and it was first performed in this way in 1946 with choreography by George Balanchine. The manuscript of the Piano Music with Orchestra was found amongst pianist Paul Wittgenstein’s papers after his wife’s death in 2001. The Concerto for Piano and Orchestra is astutely conceived, whilst the Concert Music for Piano, Brass and Two Harps reveals Hindemith’s constant search for varied sound colour in his instrumentation.

Disc 1

Hindemith, Paul

  Konzertmusik, Op. 49
1.   I. Ruhig gehende Viertel 00:06:49
2.   II. Lebhaft 00:06:05
3.   III. Sehr ruhig, Variationen 00:07:37
4.   IV. Massig schnell, kraftvoll 00:08:01
  Theme and Variations, "The 4 Temperaments"
5.   Theme 00:06:42
6.   Variation 1: Melancholisch 00:06:22
7.   Variation 2: Sanguinisch 00:06:24
8.   Variation 3: Phlegmatisch 00:05:45
9.   Variation 4: Cholerisch 00:06:29

Disc 2

Hindemith, Paul

  Klaviermusik mit Orchester, Op. 29
1.   I. Einleitung: Massige schnelle Halbe - 00:02:32
2.   II. Sehr lebhafte Halbe - 00:03:14
3.   III. Trio: Basso ostinato - Langsame Viertel, nur sehr wenig Ausdruck - 00:07:27
4.   IV. Finale: Bewegte Halbe 00:06:14
  Kammermusik No. 2, Op. 36, No. 1
5.   I. Sehr lebhafte Achtel 00:03:31
6.   II. Sehr langsame Achtel 00:12:01
7.   III. Kleines Potpourri: Sehr lebhafte Viertel 00:01:51
8.   IV. Finale: Schnelle Viertel 00:06:17
  Piano Concerto
9.   I. Massig schnell 00:10:14
10.   II. Langsam 00:10:43
11.   III. Medley, "Tre Fontane" 00:11:55

Total Playing Time: 02:16:13

Hindemith, Paul

Shimada, Toshiyuki

Yale Symphony Orchestra

Biret, Idil; Coates, Olivia; Lane, Chelsea

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573201-02

Barcode: 747313320172

Physical Release: 10/2013

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