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Hindemith: Kammermusik Nos. 4-7, Vol. 2 / Eschenbach, Kronberg Academy Soloists


Release Date: 09/04/2020 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: ODE 1357-2  
Composer:  Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Stephen WaartsTimothy RidoutZiyu ShenChristian Schmitt
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronberg Academy Soloists
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The final volume of Paul Hindemith’s(1895–1963) youthful and fresh Kammermusik series from the 1920s includes Kammermusik Nos. 4–7 performed by Kronberg Academy Soloists and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra under a true Hindemith specialist, Christoph Eschenbach, who has won a Grammy for a previous Hindemith album on Ondine. These four works by Hindemith can be considered as full-bodied concertos for violin, viola, viola d’amore and organ. These work feature four young talented soloists, Stephen Waarts, Rimothy Ridout, Ziyu Shenand Christian Schmitt. Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 4 (‘Violin Concerto’) is scored for a larger orchestra than its three predecessors and includes 24 instrumentalists. Kammermusik No. 5 (‘Viola Concerto’) Read more the composer premiered himself by playing the solo part. In total, Hindemith performed this work for 85 times during the next 11 years! In a letter, Hindemith described the viola d’amore as “the most beautiful thing that you can imagine in sound”. The composer fell in love with the instrument and wrote his Kammermusik No. 6 with this instrument in mind. Hindemith’s final Kammermusik (No. 7) was written to a commission by the Southwest German Radio: the premiere of this Organ Concerto was transmitted live in 1928. The radio broadcast had a decisive role in the composer’s choice of instrumentation. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Kammermusik no 4 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 36 no 3 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Stephen Waarts (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronberg Academy Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Germany 
2.
Kammermusik no 5 for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 36 no 4 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Timothy Ridout (Viola)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronberg Academy Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Germany 
3.
Kammermusik no 6 for Viola d'Amore and Orchestra, Op. 46 no 1 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Ziyu Shen (Violin)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronberg Academy Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Germany 
4.
Kammermusik no 7 for Organ and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 46 no 2 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Christian Schmitt (Organ)
Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronberg Academy Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Germany 

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