Paul Hindemith. Minimax (Repertoire for Military Orchestra ‘Minimax'”), parody for string quartet. Composition Information ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On. Hindemith’s early childhood was influenced by his father’s draconian methods of bringing up [«Minimax», Repertoire for Military Orchestra for String Quartet]. Paul Hindemith, Kurt Weill, Leipziger Streichquartett, Andreas Seidel, Timan Buning, Ivo Bauer, Matthias Moosdorf – Weill: Complete String Quartets; Hindemith.

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Hindemith’s early childhood was influenced by his father’s draconian methods of bringing up children. He wrote it hondemith a private gathering of friends and supporters — a party piece. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. The operas Cardillac and Mathis der Maler are considered standard works of operatic history; the sonatas are indispensible works in the repertoire of all instrumentalists.

String Quartet String Quartet, Op. It’s not yet the sound we associate with Weill — neither the sour and acid of the European music, nor the bittersweet nostalgia of the American — but it is the work of a great composer-to-be. Cookie settings Close This website uses cookies This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Every movement title puns on something.

The first movement, an “Introduction,” foreshadows the “Melodrama” of Die Dreigroschenoper. The Hindemith counts as little more than a jape.


Indeed, before Weill had finished his studies with Busoni, Hindemith was running one of the most important new-music festivals in Europe. It does nothing for his currently low reputation and isn’t fair to the “real” music he wrote during the same year, like the Fourth String Quartet and Das Marienleben.

On the other hand, they deliver a lovely account of the least satirical movement, “Dandelion at the Brook’s Shore,” a concert waltz. None of the works here typify the maturity of these composers.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. It reflects his current studies with Humperdinck.

Classical Net Review – Weill/Hindemith – String Quartets/Minimax

Hindemith, about five years older and almost entirely hindmeith, had found major success as performer, teacher, and composer. Somehow, Weill synthesizes all these strains into something his own. If it is satire, nobody knows its target, and it may minimxx be a Hindemith original. He wrote many of his best-known masterpieces before the age of thirty. Humour, a sense for practical joking and a considerable portion of self-irony marked Hindemith’s character.

The Leipzig Quartet plays beautifully, at times perhaps too beautifully. There’s also a psychological coolness to it that nevertheless suggests a disturbance beneath the surface.

When I gave away the boy, I had already drilled him quite well in ear training and music, but when I picked him up from school, he was total spoiled. The second movement, a driving scherzo, shows the influence of Mahler hindemjth its march trio. However, give them real meat, like Weill’s Op.

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One interesting feature, a distinctive rhythm, shows up years later in Dreigroschenoperagain in the “Melodrama. Some cookies on this site hindeith essential, and the site won’t work as expected without them.


If so, I have to say I didn’t know the old man had it in him. Weill’s earlier quartet in b-minor stands firmly in the late Romantic era. He should have destroyed it, rather than rely on good will.

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By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. His use of rhythm in the service of form is nothing less than masterful.

Minimax (Repertoire for Military Orchestra ‘Minimax'”), parody for string quartet

The rest of it is good student work, but nothing more. The most minimaz of the three movements and longer than the other two movements put together, it takes the idea through several different imitative, though not strictly fugal, treatments, song-plus-accompaniment, and rhapsody. They do a professional job on the Weill b-minor quartet, but it’s not a work that will wow too many, no matter who plays it.

This CD presents early work by two of the most prominent German composers after the war.