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Hindemith - Works for violin

Composer Paul Hindemith
Performer Enrico Pace
Frank Peter Zimmermann
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Paavo Järvi, conductor
Period Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-2024 SACD
EAN 7318599920245
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date May 2013
Total time 68'18


Winner of 2014 International Classical Music Awards (ICMA): Best Collection; Jahrespreis 2013, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik; ResMusica.com; Gramophone Choice, Gramophone 09/2013; ”Empfehlung des Monats”, Fono Forum 09/2013; ”Audiophiles Highlight des Monats” Stereo 10/2013; ”IRR Outstanding”, International Record Review 09/2013; Diapason d'Or, Diapason 2013; Clef d'or, ResMusica.com, 12/2013

Paul Hindemith’s first instrument was the violin, and so thoroughly did he master it that he rose to become leader of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra at the age of 19. Even if his focus soon shifted to the viola and to composing, he continued to play and to write for the violin, creating a series of works that fascinatingly mirror the various stages in the development of his musical language, from the vocabulary of late romanticism to the monumental, revivified Baroque idiom of his maturity. In a generous selection of these works, the eminent violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, who in 2010 was awarded the international Paul Hindemith Prize of the City of Hanau, makes an eloquent case for them, from the Sonata in E flat, composed in 1918 while Hindemith was still serving in the German army on the Western Front, to the strikingly emotional Violin Concerto of 1939, written during his first year of exile from Nazi Germany. Besides the masterly Sonata in C, composed shortly before the Concerto, and the tuneful 1935 Sonata in E, Zimmermann also includes the Solo Sonata, Op.31 No.2, with its final movement a set of variations on a Mozart song. In the accompanied sonatas Zimmermann enjoys the support of a regular chamber music partner, the pianist Enrico Pace, whereas in the concerto he teams up with Paavo Järvi, another recipient of the Paul Hindemith Prize and principal conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Together they convey an unusually colourful, shimmering and passionate image of Paul Hindemith, in a commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the composer.
 
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  Paul Hindemith
  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1939) 27'08
01 I. Mäßig bewegte Halbe 8'59
02 II. Langsam 8'39
03 III. Lebhaft 9'30
 
  Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.31 No.2 ‘Es ist so schönes Wetter draußen’ 9'00
04 I. Leicht bewegte Viertel 1'54
05 II. Ruhig bewegte Achtel 2'20
06 III. Gemächliche Viertel 1'09
07 IV. Fünf Variationen über das Lied „Komm lieber Mai“ von Mozart 3'37
 
  Sonata in E flat for Violin and Piano, Op.11 No.1 (1918) 8'34
08 I. Erster Teil. Frisch 4'16
09 II. Zweiter Teil. Im Zeitmaß eines langsamen, feierlichen Tanzes 4'18
 
  Sonata in E for Violin and Piano (1935) 9'04
10 I. Ruhig bewegt 3'34
11 II. Langsam 5'30
 
  Sonata in C for Violin and Piano (1939) 12'35
12 I. Lebhaft 2'07
13 II. Langsam – Lebhaft – Langsam, wie zuerst 3'57
14 III. Fuge. Ruhig bewegt 6'31
 
  Album total 68'18
ComposerHindemith, Paul
ConductorJarvi (Järvi), Paavo
OrchestraFrankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
ViolinZimmermann, Frank Peter
PianoPace, Enrico

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