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Mon 11 Sep, 2017:
Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis; Weisgall: Piano Sonata

Pianophiles will need no recommendation to investigate these rich, resonant and robust performances by Martin Perry of Hugo Weisgall’s Piano Sonata...

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Fri 25 Dec, 2015:
Hindemith: The Long Christmas Dinner

Those remembering the extreme expressionism of Hindemith's early one-act operas (Sancta Susanna is particularly worth exploring) may find this late...

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Wed 15 Apr, 2015:
Hindemith: Sonata for Althorn and Piano; Sonata for Cello and Piano; Sonata for Trombone and Piano; Sonata for Violin and Piano; Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

It seems that the reputation of the music by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) is somewhat in the doldrums at present, a far cry from the exalted position it...

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Tue 16 Dec, 2014:
Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op 11 No 4; Sonatas for Solo Viola, Op 25 No 1 & Op 11 No 5; Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), a multi-skilled musician, as composer, conductor and performer. His main instrument was the viola. Three of his expert and...

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Wed 26 Nov, 2014:
The Merton Organ – Music by Bach, Dupré, Duruflé, Franck, Stanley, Messiaen, Mendelssohn, Langlais and Vierne

Merton College's new Dobson organ, apparently only the third new instrument to come to the UK from America since the 1940s, has a well-designed...

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Fri 14 Nov, 2014:
Walton: Cello Concerto; Passacaglia for solo cello; Hindemith: Cello Concerto; Sonata for solo cello, Op 25 No 3

Christian Poltéra is a very fine cellist, but he shares top honours here with the equally virtuosic São Paulo Symphony Orchestra. Poltéra’s tone...

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Wed 03 Sep, 2014:
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges – Suite, Op 33bis; Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin, Op 19 (Suite)

Mouth-watering and terrific music in good performances, although each one falls short of the very best. Hindemith’s transformation of Weber’s...

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Fri 23 May, 2014:
French Wind Quintets / 20th-Century Wind Quintets – Music by Ibert, Ravel, Jolivet, Milhaud, Taffanel, Ligeti, Zemlinsky, Barber, Veress & Hindemith

Nearly two hours' worth of both the most diverting fare and superlative wind playing imaginable from a star-studded ensemble. Disc 1 is devoted to...

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Fri 14 Mar, 2014:
Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher; Trauermusik; Sonata for viola and piano, Op 11 No 4; Sonata for solo viola, Op 25

Let’s hear it for Paul Hindemith! The 50th anniversary of his death last year went for virtually nothing in the concert hall, but some record...

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Tue 25 Feb, 2014:
Hindemith: Violin Sonatas – in E flat major, Op 11 No 1; in D major, Op 11 No 2; in E major (1935); in C major (1939); 'Meditation' from Nobilissima visione (1938)

Hindemith's first two sonatas for violin with piano are youthful works and perhaps not particularly interesting; their style owes much to German...

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Fri 31 Jan, 2014:
Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony; Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Harmonielehre

Peter Oundjian's Harmonielehre follows hard on the heels of that of Tilson Thomas (SFS Media, reviewed by us on 13 September 2013), reminding us what...

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Thu 09 Jan, 2014:
Hindemith: Piano Sonatas – No 1 in A major; No 2 in G major; No 3 in B flat major; Variations

For those who shudder at Hindemith's youthful expressionism, discovering the unaffected clarity of these pieces may be a revelation. Written between...

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Mon 16 Dec, 2013:
Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op 50; Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber; Violin Concerto

You’ll have to be prepared for the disappointing, occasionally muffled sound of these live recordings from Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle in order to get...

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