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Paul  Hindemith

Born: November 16th, 1895
Died: December 28th, 1963
Country of origin: Germany
Upcoming :
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-01-19 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Robert Houlihan
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire/Tours
2018-01-20 | Tours (France), Grand Théâtre — 19:00

In general, the lack of contact in music between the producer and the consumer in our time is regrettable; a composer should only write when he knows for what purpose he is composing. The days of simply composing for oneself have perhaps now been lost for ever. (Paul Hindemith)

Paul Hindemith was born on 16.11.1895 in Hanau. He studied the violin and composition with Adolf Rebner, Arnold Mendelssohn and Bernhard Sekles at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt/Main. He was only twenty when he was appointed as the leader of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra. After the end of the First World War, he returned to Frankfurt and founded the Amar Quartet in which he played the viola from 1922 to 1929. In 1923, Hindemith became a member of the organisational committee for the Donaueschingen Music Festival: it was at this festival that he gained an initial reputation following the first performance of his String Quartet Op. 16. In 1927, he was appointed as professor for composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. His career as a composer reached a first peak at the beginning of the 1930s, but with the seizure of power by the National Socialists, his works were declared as “culturally bolshevist” and disappeared from concert programmes. Hindemith undertook a number of journeys to Turkey and the USA. In 1936, a final ban was issued for the performance of his works which provoked Hindemith to emigrate, initially to Switzerland. He subsequently relocated to the USA and acquired American nationality (1946). As a professor, he taught at Yale University from 1940 to 1953 and was a guest lecturer for poetry at the Harvard University in 1949/50. From 1951 to 1957, he was a professor for musicology at the Zurich University and settled in Blonay near Lake Geneva. Paul Hindemith died on 28 December 1963 in Frankfurt/Main.

Hindemith played a prominent role in music history, not only as one of the leading composers of the 20th century, but also as conductor, teacher and musical theorist. His oeuvre spans all genres: orchestral works, solo concertos, chamber music for a wide variety of instruments, choral works, lieder, operas and ballets. He was also the author of numerous books and essays, including the book on harmonic theory "Unterweisung im Tonsatz”, first published in 1937. His compositions take up a position within the contradictory contexts of avant-garde provocation, "Neue Sachlichkeit” [New Objectivity] and the search for a universally accepted musical language. While Kammermusik No.1 which was premiered in1922 in Donaueschingen was deliberately intended to provoke the bourgeois public with its wailing sirens, the later Kammermusik works which were composed up to 1927 display the transparent, contrapuntal and well-dosed harmony which chiefly characterised Hindemith’s works during his central creative phase. The Concerto for violin and orchestra from 1939 heralded a series of later solo concertos which display Hindemith’s fully matured style.

Hindemith produced a decisively contrasting alternative to Wagner’s musical dramas with his comic opera Neues vom Tage (1828-29), composed in the style of the “topical opera” of the 1920s. Hindemith’s operas frequently contain stylistic elements of parody which can also be detected in his ironical chamber music works such as Minimax (1923) or the Ouvertüre zum „Fliegenden Holländer“ („wie sie eine Kurkapelle morgens um 7 am Brunnen vom Blatt spielt“) [Overture to the “Flying Dutchman” (“as played at sight by the spa orchestra at seven o’clock in the morning at the fountain”)]. Hindemith made a substantial contribution to the genre of music theatre with his operas Cardillac (1925-26/1952), Mathis der Maler (1934-35) and Die Harmonie der Welt (1956-57).

Hindemith received honorary doctorates from numerous universities including the University of Frankfurt (1949), the FU Berlin (1950) and Oxford University (1954). He also received the Bach Prize from the city of Hamburg (1951), the Order pour le mérite (1952), the Sibelius Prize (1955), the Kunstpreis from the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia (1958) and the Bazlan Prize (1963). Since 2000, the city of Hanau has commemorated “the lifework of this illustrious artist” with the biennial awarding of the Paul Hindemith Prize of the city of Hanau.

1895
Born on 16 Nov. in Hanau
1902-05
Received musical instruction in Mühlheim am Main from his father and Eugen Reinhardt
1907
Violin pupil of Anna Hegner in Frankfurt/Main
1908
Violin pupil of Adolf Rebner; Beginning in winter semester of 1908, studies at Dr. Hoch's Conservatory in Frankfurt
1910
Performance together with his sister Toni (born 1898) and his brother Rudolf (born 1900) as "Frankfurt Children´s Trio"
1912
Composition pupil of Arnold Mendelssohn; 1913 Composition instruction given by Bernhard Sekles
1914
Member or the Rebner Quartet, first as violinist, later on the viola
1915
Publically performs Beethoven´s violin concerto. First solo violinist of Opera house Orchestra in Frankfurt; father dies in battle in Flanders
1918
Regimental musician in Alsace and Flanders
1921
First performance of Quartet Opus 16 during the "Donaueschinger Chamber Music Performances for the Advancement of Contemporary Art und Music". Scandal upon the performance of the one-act opera "Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen" and the play "Das Nusch-Nuschi" under the direction of Fritz Busch in Stuttgart
1922

The founding of the Amar Quartet with Hindemith on the viola

1923
Resigns position as first solo violinist in Frankfurt; under contract with Schott. Member of the Programme Committee of the Donaueschingen Chamber Music Days. Begin of extensive concert tours with the Amar Quartet throughout Europe
1924
Hindemith marries Gertrud Rottenberg
1927
Appointment to the College of Music (Hochschule für Musik) in Berlin
1933
Being attributes to "cultural Bolshevism" Hindemith music is banned from concert programmes in Germany
1934
12 March: First performance of the symphony "Mathis der Maler" conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler; November: Furtwängler puplishes an article entitled "The Case of Hindemith" to which Goebbels responds in a speech at the Berlin Portpalast
1935
Hindemith takes extended leave from the State College of Music Berlin; April/May: First tour of Turkey
1936
March/May: Second tour of Turkey; Performances in Germany forbidden
1937
February and September: Third and fourth tour of Turkey; March-April: First tour of the U.S.A. (East Coast)
1938
February-April: Second tour of the U.S.A.; September: Emigration to Switzerland
1939
Third tour of U.S.A.
1940
February: Emigration to the U.S.A.; appointed to Yale University in New Haven
1941
Instructs summer course at the Berkshire Festival (Tanglewood) on music of the Middle Ages
1945-53
Concert of the Collegium Musicum of Yale University playing pieces by composers from Perotinus to Bach
1946
Hindemith becomes an American citizen
1947
April-September: First trip to Europe since Emigration; reunion with mother and meeting with Schott publishers Ludwig and Willy Strecker
1948-49
August-March: Second trip to Europe
1949-50
Lectures as Professor of Poetry at Harvard University
1949
January-February: Lecture tour through Germany by appointment of the American Military Occupation Government; granted honorary degree from Frankfurt University
1950
September: Gives speech on Bach in Hamburg (Johann Sebastian Bach. Ein vepflichtendes Erbe); Receives honorary degree from the Free University of Berlin
1951-53
Teaching assignments in Zurich and Yale concurrently
1951
Recipient of Bach Prize of the City of Hamburg; Appointment to the University of Zürich (Switzerland) as professor of music theory, composition and music education
1952
Member of the order Pour le mérite
1953-63
Frequent concert tours as conductor
1953
Hindemith takes up residence in Blonay, Switzerland, on Lake Geneva
1954
July-November: South American tour; granted honorary degree by Oxford University
1955
Sibelius Prize
1956
April/May: Tour of Japan with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
1957
Hindemith resigns teaching positioin in Zurich
1958
Arts Award of North Rhine Westphalia
1963
June: Lecture "Sterbende Gewässer" at the yearly meeting of the order "Pour le mérite" in Bonn; Balzan Prize; Hindemith dies on 28 December 1963 in Frankfurt/Main
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-01-19 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Robert Houlihan
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire/Tours
2018-01-20 | Tours (France), Grand Théâtre — 19:00
Conductor: Robert Houlihan
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire/Tours
2018-01-21 | Tours (France), Grand Théâtre — 16:00
Conductor: Juan José Olives
2018-01-22 | Zaragoza (Spain), Auditorio
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
2018-01-24 | Stockholm (Sweden), Berwaldhallen — 18:00
Conductor: James Feddeck
Orchestra: Orchestre National de France
2018-01-25 | Paris (France), Auditorium de Radio France — 20:00
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
2018-01-25 | Stockholm (Sweden), Berwaldhallen — 18:00
Conductor: Andrey Boreyko
Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
2018-01-27 | Schweinfurt (Germany), Theater — 19:30
Conductor: University of Toronto
Orchestra: Uri Mayer
2018-01-27 | Toronto, ON (United States of America), MacMillan Theatre
Conductor: Simon Gaudenz
Orchestra: Jenaer Philharmonie
2018-01-27 | Jena (Germany), Volkshaus — 20:00
Conductor: Christian Kunert
Orchestra: Harvestehuder Sinfonieorchester
2018-01-27 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Andrey Boreyko
Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
2018-01-28 | Bamberg (Germany), Konzerthalle — 17:00
Conductor: Stephen Czarkowski
Orchestra: Apollo Chamber Orchestra
2018-01-28 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
Orchestra: Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
2018-01-28 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Forum am Schlosspark — 19:00
Orchestra: Festival City Symphony
2018-01-28 | Milwaukee, WI (United States of America), Pabst Theater
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
Orchestra: Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
2018-01-29 | Reutlingen (Germany), Stadthalle — 20:00
Orchestra: Collegium MuWicum
2018-01-30 | München (Germany), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Conductor: Nicolás Pasquet
Orchestra: Orchester der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar
2018-02-01 | Weimar (Germany), Weimarhalle — 19:30
Conductor: Robin Engelen
Orchestra: Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester
2018-02-01 | Graz (Austria), Opernhaus
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2018-02-02 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2018-02-03 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
2018-02-03 | Ishikawa (Japan), Ishikawa Ongakudo
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
2018-02-03 | Kanazawa (Japan), Ishikawa Ongakudō — 14:00
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
2018-02-03 | Ishikawa (Japan), Ishikawa Ongakudo
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
2018-02-03 | Kanazawa (Japan), Ishikawa Ongakudō — 14:00
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2018-02-03 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie, Alfried Krupp Saal
Conductor: Patrick Dendievel
Orchestra: Ensemble Instrumental du Conservatoire de Douai
2018-02-06 | Douai (France), Auditorium Henri Dutilleux
Conductor: Karina Canellakis
Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret
2018-02-08 | Copenhagen (Denmark), DR Koncerthuset — 19:30
Orchestra: Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo
2018-02-09 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall
Conductor: Karina Canellakis
Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret
2018-02-09 | Copenhagen (Denmark), DR Koncerthuset — 19:30
Orchestra: Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo
2018-02-10 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall
2018-02-11 | Canberra (Australia), St Paul’s Anglican Church Manuka
2018-02-11 | New York, NY (United States of America), Saint Thomas Church Fith Avenue
Conductor: Juan José Olives
2018-02-19 | Zaragoza (Spain), Auditorio
Conductor: Julian Kuerti
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
2018-02-23 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Fruchthalle
Conductor: Francesco Bossaglia
Orchestra: Ensemble 900
2018-02-25 | Lugano (Switzerland), Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI — 17:30
Conductor: Francesco Bossaglia
Orchestra: Ensemble 900
2018-02-25 | Lugano (Switzerland), Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI — 17:30
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2018-02-26 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2018-02-26 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2018-02-27 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2018-02-27 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Orchestra: hr-Sinfonieorchester
2018-03-01 | Frankfurt (Germany), Alte Oper, Großer Saal
Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Orchestra: hr-Sinfonieorchester
2018-03-02 | Frankfurt (Germany), Alte Oper, Großer Saal
2018-03-07 | Bad Elster (Germany), König Albert Theater
2018-03-14 | Stuttgart (Germany), Liederhalle, Mozartsaal
Conductor: Enrico Calesso
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
2018-03-21 | Würzburg (Germany), Hochschule für Musik — 11:15 - Jugendkonzert
2018-03-22 | Berlin (Germany), Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi
Conductor: Enrico Calesso
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
2018-03-22 | Würzburg (Germany), Hochschule für Musik
2018-03-22 | Weien (Austria), Kunstverein Alte Schmiede
Conductor: Enrico Calesso
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
2018-03-23 | Würzburg (Germany), Hochschule für Musik
2018-03-29 | Baden-Baden (Germany), Spitalerkirche — 11:00
Conductor: Mario Venzago
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2018-04-14 | Bern (Switzerland), Kursaal
Conductor: Mario Venzago
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2018-04-15 | Bern (Switzerland), Kursaal
2018-04-15 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), SWR Studio, Emmerich-Smola-Saal — 17:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
2018-04-20 | Mannheim (Germany), Rosengarten
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
2018-04-22 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Congresshalle — 11:00
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-04 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 19:30 | First Night
Conductor: Manuel Epli
Orchestra: Bläserphilharmonie der Stadt Blaustein
2018-05-05 | Neu-Ulm (Germany), Edwin-Scharff-Haus
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-06 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 18:00
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-10 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 18:00
Conductor: Raphael Haeger
Orchestra: Stipendiaten der Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
2018-05-13 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie — 11:00
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-05-17 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal — 20:00
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-05-18 | Kiel (Germany), Kieler Schloss — 20:00
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-05-20 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal — 11:00
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-20 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 18:00
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-24 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 19:30
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2018-05-24 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus, Großer Saal
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2018-05-25 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus, Großer Saal
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-30 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 19:30
2018-06-17 | Würzburg (Germany), Mainfrankentheater, Toscanasaal
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
2018-06-20 | Mainz (Germany), Staatstheater, Großes Haus
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
2018-06-21 | Mainz (Germany), Staatstheater, Großes Haus — 10:00 - Schülerkonzert
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2018-06-28 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2018-06-29 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2018-06-30 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 19:00
2018-11-14 | Mainz (Germany), Verlag Schott Music

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  1. Suchen Sie eine gute Unterkunft

    Suchen Sie eine gute Unterkunft

    Kanon à 4 für Dr. Grotrian
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  2. Sönnlein, geh nicht fort

    Sönnlein, geh nicht fort

    Kanon à 2
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  3. Richard Donovan has birthday

    Richard Donovan has birthday

    Kanon à 5 für Richard Donovan
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  4. Sing, hevin imperial

    Sing, hevin imperial

    Kanon à 4
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
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  5. Dolorum solacium

    Dolorum solacium

    Kanon à 4 für Ernest Ansermet
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
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  6. Unusquisque eum cantum

    Unusquisque eum cantum

    Kanon à 3 für Eduard Preußner
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  7. Sine musica nulla disciplina

    Sine musica nulla disciplina

    Kanon à 3 für Werner Reinhart
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  8. Oh, Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!

    Oh, Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!

    Kanon à 4
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
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  9. Musica divinas laudes

    Musica divinas laudes

    Kanon à 3 für Elisabeth Sprague Coolidge
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella or with Windinstruments
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
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  10. Wir sind froh (sowieso)

    Wir sind froh (sowieso)

    Kanon à 6 für das Basler Kammerorchester
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
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In general, the lack of contact in music between the producer and the consumer in our time is regrettable; a composer should only write when he knows for what purpose he is composing. The days of simply composing for oneself have perhaps now been lost for ever. (Paul Hindemith)

Paul Hindemith was born on 16.11.1895 in Hanau. He studied the violin and composition with Adolf Rebner, Arnold Mendelssohn and Bernhard Sekles at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt/Main. He was only twenty when he was appointed as the leader of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra. After the end of the First World War, he returned to Frankfurt and founded the Amar Quartet in which he played the viola from 1922 to 1929. In 1923, Hindemith became a member of the organisational committee for the Donaueschingen Music Festival: it was at this festival that he gained an initial reputation following the first performance of his String Quartet Op. 16. In 1927, he was appointed as professor for composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. His career as a composer reached a first peak at the beginning of the 1930s, but with the seizure of power by the National Socialists, his works were declared as “culturally bolshevist” and disappeared from concert programmes. Hindemith undertook a number of journeys to Turkey and the USA. In 1936, a final ban was issued for the performance of his works which provoked Hindemith to emigrate, initially to Switzerland. He subsequently relocated to the USA and acquired American nationality (1946). As a professor, he taught at Yale University from 1940 to 1953 and was a guest lecturer for poetry at the Harvard University in 1949/50. From 1951 to 1957, he was a professor for musicology at the Zurich University and settled in Blonay near Lake Geneva. Paul Hindemith died on 28 December 1963 in Frankfurt/Main.

Hindemith played a prominent role in music history, not only as one of the leading composers of the 20th century, but also as conductor, teacher and musical theorist. His oeuvre spans all genres: orchestral works, solo concertos, chamber music for a wide variety of instruments, choral works, lieder, operas and ballets. He was also the author of numerous books and essays, including the book on harmonic theory "Unterweisung im Tonsatz”, first published in 1937. His compositions take up a position within the contradictory contexts of avant-garde provocation, "Neue Sachlichkeit” [New Objectivity] and the search for a universally accepted musical language. While Kammermusik No.1 which was premiered in1922 in Donaueschingen was deliberately intended to provoke the bourgeois public with its wailing sirens, the later Kammermusik works which were composed up to 1927 display the transparent, contrapuntal and well-dosed harmony which chiefly characterised Hindemith’s works during his central creative phase. The Concerto for violin and orchestra from 1939 heralded a series of later solo concertos which display Hindemith’s fully matured style.

Hindemith produced a decisively contrasting alternative to Wagner’s musical dramas with his comic opera Neues vom Tage (1828-29), composed in the style of the “topical opera” of the 1920s. Hindemith’s operas frequently contain stylistic elements of parody which can also be detected in his ironical chamber music works such as Minimax (1923) or the Ouvertüre zum „Fliegenden Holländer“ („wie sie eine Kurkapelle morgens um 7 am Brunnen vom Blatt spielt“) [Overture to the “Flying Dutchman” (“as played at sight by the spa orchestra at seven o’clock in the morning at the fountain”)]. Hindemith made a substantial contribution to the genre of music theatre with his operas Cardillac (1925-26/1952), Mathis der Maler (1934-35) and Die Harmonie der Welt (1956-57).

Hindemith received honorary doctorates from numerous universities including the University of Frankfurt (1949), the FU Berlin (1950) and Oxford University (1954). He also received the Bach Prize from the city of Hamburg (1951), the Order pour le mérite (1952), the Sibelius Prize (1955), the Kunstpreis from the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia (1958) and the Bazlan Prize (1963). Since 2000, the city of Hanau has commemorated “the lifework of this illustrious artist” with the biennial awarding of the Paul Hindemith Prize of the city of Hanau.

Works
Chronology
1895
Born on 16 Nov. in Hanau
1902-05
Received musical instruction in Mühlheim am Main from his father and Eugen Reinhardt
1907
Violin pupil of Anna Hegner in Frankfurt/Main
1908
Violin pupil of Adolf Rebner; Beginning in winter semester of 1908, studies at Dr. Hoch's Conservatory in Frankfurt
1910
Performance together with his sister Toni (born 1898) and his brother Rudolf (born 1900) as "Frankfurt Children´s Trio"
1912
Composition pupil of Arnold Mendelssohn; 1913 Composition instruction given by Bernhard Sekles
1914
Member or the Rebner Quartet, first as violinist, later on the viola
1915
Publically performs Beethoven´s violin concerto. First solo violinist of Opera house Orchestra in Frankfurt; father dies in battle in Flanders
1918
Regimental musician in Alsace and Flanders
1921
First performance of Quartet Opus 16 during the "Donaueschinger Chamber Music Performances for the Advancement of Contemporary Art und Music". Scandal upon the performance of the one-act opera "Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen" and the play "Das Nusch-Nuschi" under the direction of Fritz Busch in Stuttgart
1922

The founding of the Amar Quartet with Hindemith on the viola

1923
Resigns position as first solo violinist in Frankfurt; under contract with Schott. Member of the Programme Committee of the Donaueschingen Chamber Music Days. Begin of extensive concert tours with the Amar Quartet throughout Europe
1924
Hindemith marries Gertrud Rottenberg
1927
Appointment to the College of Music (Hochschule für Musik) in Berlin
1933
Being attributes to "cultural Bolshevism" Hindemith music is banned from concert programmes in Germany
1934
12 March: First performance of the symphony "Mathis der Maler" conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler; November: Furtwängler puplishes an article entitled "The Case of Hindemith" to which Goebbels responds in a speech at the Berlin Portpalast
1935
Hindemith takes extended leave from the State College of Music Berlin; April/May: First tour of Turkey
1936
March/May: Second tour of Turkey; Performances in Germany forbidden
1937
February and September: Third and fourth tour of Turkey; March-April: First tour of the U.S.A. (East Coast)
1938
February-April: Second tour of the U.S.A.; September: Emigration to Switzerland
1939
Third tour of U.S.A.
1940
February: Emigration to the U.S.A.; appointed to Yale University in New Haven
1941
Instructs summer course at the Berkshire Festival (Tanglewood) on music of the Middle Ages
1945-53
Concert of the Collegium Musicum of Yale University playing pieces by composers from Perotinus to Bach
1946
Hindemith becomes an American citizen
1947
April-September: First trip to Europe since Emigration; reunion with mother and meeting with Schott publishers Ludwig and Willy Strecker
1948-49
August-March: Second trip to Europe
1949-50
Lectures as Professor of Poetry at Harvard University
1949
January-February: Lecture tour through Germany by appointment of the American Military Occupation Government; granted honorary degree from Frankfurt University
1950
September: Gives speech on Bach in Hamburg (Johann Sebastian Bach. Ein vepflichtendes Erbe); Receives honorary degree from the Free University of Berlin
1951-53
Teaching assignments in Zurich and Yale concurrently
1951
Recipient of Bach Prize of the City of Hamburg; Appointment to the University of Zürich (Switzerland) as professor of music theory, composition and music education
1952
Member of the order Pour le mérite
1953-63
Frequent concert tours as conductor
1953
Hindemith takes up residence in Blonay, Switzerland, on Lake Geneva
1954
July-November: South American tour; granted honorary degree by Oxford University
1955
Sibelius Prize
1956
April/May: Tour of Japan with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
1957
Hindemith resigns teaching positioin in Zurich
1958
Arts Award of North Rhine Westphalia
1963
June: Lecture "Sterbende Gewässer" at the yearly meeting of the order "Pour le mérite" in Bonn; Balzan Prize; Hindemith dies on 28 December 1963 in Frankfurt/Main
Performances
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-01-19 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Robert Houlihan
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire/Tours
2018-01-20 | Tours (France), Grand Théâtre — 19:00
Conductor: Robert Houlihan
Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre-Val de Loire/Tours
2018-01-21 | Tours (France), Grand Théâtre — 16:00
Conductor: Juan José Olives
2018-01-22 | Zaragoza (Spain), Auditorio
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
2018-01-24 | Stockholm (Sweden), Berwaldhallen — 18:00
Conductor: James Feddeck
Orchestra: Orchestre National de France
2018-01-25 | Paris (France), Auditorium de Radio France — 20:00
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
2018-01-25 | Stockholm (Sweden), Berwaldhallen — 18:00
Conductor: Andrey Boreyko
Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
2018-01-27 | Schweinfurt (Germany), Theater — 19:30
Conductor: University of Toronto
Orchestra: Uri Mayer
2018-01-27 | Toronto, ON (United States of America), MacMillan Theatre
Conductor: Simon Gaudenz
Orchestra: Jenaer Philharmonie
2018-01-27 | Jena (Germany), Volkshaus — 20:00
Conductor: Christian Kunert
Orchestra: Harvestehuder Sinfonieorchester
2018-01-27 | Hamburg (Germany), Laeiszhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Andrey Boreyko
Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
2018-01-28 | Bamberg (Germany), Konzerthalle — 17:00
Conductor: Stephen Czarkowski
Orchestra: Apollo Chamber Orchestra
2018-01-28 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
Orchestra: Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
2018-01-28 | Ludwigsburg (Germany), Forum am Schlosspark — 19:00
Orchestra: Festival City Symphony
2018-01-28 | Milwaukee, WI (United States of America), Pabst Theater
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
Orchestra: Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
2018-01-29 | Reutlingen (Germany), Stadthalle — 20:00
Orchestra: Collegium MuWicum
2018-01-30 | München (Germany), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Conductor: Nicolás Pasquet
Orchestra: Orchester der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar
2018-02-01 | Weimar (Germany), Weimarhalle — 19:30
Conductor: Robin Engelen
Orchestra: Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester
2018-02-01 | Graz (Austria), Opernhaus
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2018-02-02 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2018-02-03 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
2018-02-03 | Ishikawa (Japan), Ishikawa Ongakudo
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
2018-02-03 | Kanazawa (Japan), Ishikawa Ongakudō — 14:00
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
2018-02-03 | Ishikawa (Japan), Ishikawa Ongakudo
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
2018-02-03 | Kanazawa (Japan), Ishikawa Ongakudō — 14:00
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2018-02-03 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie, Alfried Krupp Saal
Conductor: Patrick Dendievel
Orchestra: Ensemble Instrumental du Conservatoire de Douai
2018-02-06 | Douai (France), Auditorium Henri Dutilleux
Conductor: Karina Canellakis
Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret
2018-02-08 | Copenhagen (Denmark), DR Koncerthuset — 19:30
Orchestra: Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo
2018-02-09 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall
Conductor: Karina Canellakis
Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret
2018-02-09 | Copenhagen (Denmark), DR Koncerthuset — 19:30
Orchestra: Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo
2018-02-10 | Tokyo (Japan), Kioi Hall
2018-02-11 | Canberra (Australia), St Paul’s Anglican Church Manuka
2018-02-11 | New York, NY (United States of America), Saint Thomas Church Fith Avenue
Conductor: Juan José Olives
2018-02-19 | Zaragoza (Spain), Auditorio
Conductor: Julian Kuerti
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
2018-02-23 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), Fruchthalle
Conductor: Francesco Bossaglia
Orchestra: Ensemble 900
2018-02-25 | Lugano (Switzerland), Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI — 17:30
Conductor: Francesco Bossaglia
Orchestra: Ensemble 900
2018-02-25 | Lugano (Switzerland), Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI — 17:30
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2018-02-26 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2018-02-26 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2018-02-27 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Augsburger Philharmoniker
2018-02-27 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Orchestra: hr-Sinfonieorchester
2018-03-01 | Frankfurt (Germany), Alte Oper, Großer Saal
Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Orchestra: hr-Sinfonieorchester
2018-03-02 | Frankfurt (Germany), Alte Oper, Großer Saal
2018-03-07 | Bad Elster (Germany), König Albert Theater
2018-03-14 | Stuttgart (Germany), Liederhalle, Mozartsaal
Conductor: Enrico Calesso
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
2018-03-21 | Würzburg (Germany), Hochschule für Musik — 11:15 - Jugendkonzert
2018-03-22 | Berlin (Germany), Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi
Conductor: Enrico Calesso
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
2018-03-22 | Würzburg (Germany), Hochschule für Musik
2018-03-22 | Weien (Austria), Kunstverein Alte Schmiede
Conductor: Enrico Calesso
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Würzburg
2018-03-23 | Würzburg (Germany), Hochschule für Musik
2018-03-29 | Baden-Baden (Germany), Spitalerkirche — 11:00
Conductor: Mario Venzago
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2018-04-14 | Bern (Switzerland), Kursaal
Conductor: Mario Venzago
Orchestra: Berner Symphonieorchester
2018-04-15 | Bern (Switzerland), Kursaal
2018-04-15 | Kaiserslautern (Germany), SWR Studio, Emmerich-Smola-Saal — 17:00
Conductor: Josep Pons
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
2018-04-20 | Mannheim (Germany), Rosengarten
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
2018-04-22 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Congresshalle — 11:00
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-04 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 19:30 | First Night
Conductor: Manuel Epli
Orchestra: Bläserphilharmonie der Stadt Blaustein
2018-05-05 | Neu-Ulm (Germany), Edwin-Scharff-Haus
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-06 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 18:00
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-10 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 18:00
Conductor: Raphael Haeger
Orchestra: Stipendiaten der Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
2018-05-13 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie — 11:00
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-05-17 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal — 20:00
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-05-18 | Kiel (Germany), Kieler Schloss — 20:00
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
2018-05-20 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal — 11:00
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-20 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 18:00
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-24 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 19:30
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2018-05-24 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus, Großer Saal
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2018-05-25 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus, Großer Saal
Conductor: Gregor Rot
2018-05-30 | Schwerin (Germany), Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater — 19:30
2018-06-17 | Würzburg (Germany), Mainfrankentheater, Toscanasaal
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
2018-06-20 | Mainz (Germany), Staatstheater, Großes Haus
Conductor: Hermann Bäumer
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
2018-06-21 | Mainz (Germany), Staatstheater, Großes Haus — 10:00 - Schülerkonzert
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2018-06-28 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2018-06-29 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
2018-06-30 | München (Germany), Philharmonie — 19:00
2018-11-14 | Mainz (Germany), Verlag Schott Music
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  1. Suchen Sie eine gute Unterkunft

    Suchen Sie eine gute Unterkunft

    Kanon à 4 für Dr. Grotrian
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  2. Sönnlein, geh nicht fort

    Sönnlein, geh nicht fort

    Kanon à 2
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  3. Richard Donovan has birthday

    Richard Donovan has birthday

    Kanon à 5 für Richard Donovan
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  4. Sing, hevin imperial

    Sing, hevin imperial

    Kanon à 4
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  5. Dolorum solacium

    Dolorum solacium

    Kanon à 4 für Ernest Ansermet
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  6. Unusquisque eum cantum

    Unusquisque eum cantum

    Kanon à 3 für Eduard Preußner
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  7. Sine musica nulla disciplina

    Sine musica nulla disciplina

    Kanon à 3 für Werner Reinhart
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  8. Oh, Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!

    Oh, Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!

    Kanon à 4
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  9. Musica divinas laudes

    Musica divinas laudes

    Kanon à 3 für Elisabeth Sprague Coolidge
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella or with Windinstruments
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99
  10. Wir sind froh (sowieso)

    Wir sind froh (sowieso)

    Kanon à 6 für das Basler Kammerorchester
    Digital output
    Composer: Hindemith, Paul
    Instrumentation: choir a cappella
    Edition: score
    Order No.: ED 9136
    €1.99

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