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Hindemith: Symphonie "Mathis der Maler"; Symphonie in E Flat / Eschenbach

Hindemith / Ndr Sinfonieorchester / Eschenbach
Release Date: 10/09/2015 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1275   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ondine's successful Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) recordings with the NDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Christoph Eschenbach continue with another release featuring two major symphonic works by the composer: Symphonie ‘Mathis der Maler' and Symphonie in E-flat.

The orchestra's and Christoph Eschenbach's previous Hindemith release together with Midori won a Grammy Award in 2014.

The ‘Mathis der Maler' Symphony is based on an opera that treats the life of the Renaissance painter Mathias Grünewald. Hindemith started to work on the symphony already prior to the completion of the opera. The symphony was premiered with great success by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Wilhelm Furtwängler on 12 March
Read more 1934. This performance was the last premiere of an orchestral work by Hindemith in Germany before the National Socialist regime issued a general performance prohibition applying to his works in 1936.

Hindemith wrote his Symphonie in E-flat during his exile in the United States in 1940. The Symphony is absolute music in the tradition of the four-movement symphony of Beethoven and the romantic period. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony "Mathis der Maler" by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 30 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Symphony in E flat major by Paul Hindemith
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Length: 36 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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