Thursday, June 16, 2011

6/16 Hindemith Plays Beethoven

Previously I've featured other composers playing Beethoven's music (Bartok, Rachmaninoff) so today it's Paul Hindemith's turn.  Hindemith (1895-1963) is mentioned by Leonard Bernstein in my "profile" quote: "Melodies, fugues, rhythms – leave them to the Tchaikovskys and Hindemiths and Ravels..."  The fugue Lenny refers to is undoubtedly Ludus Tonalis ("Play of Tones" or "Tonal Game", subtitled "counterpoint, tonal and technical studies for the piano") which contains 12 fugues with interludes.

Here I collected Paul Hindemith performing two Beethoven works:
Duo for Violin and Cello (Es-dur) WoO.32 (1797) 'w 2 Obbligato Eyeglasses' 
(with Rudolph Hindemith/Cello)
and Serenade for Violin, Viola & Cello in D major, Op.8 (1797)
Violin: Szymon Goldberg
Viola: Paul Hindemith
Cello: Emanuel Feuermann


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