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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The urchin had to atone for that the first time until his spunk had returned.

Home News Contacts Copyright. Every movement title puns on something.

There’s also a psychological coolness to it that nevertheless suggests a disturbance beneath the surface. The most elaborate 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.

The Hindemith counts as little more than a jape. The Leipzig Quartet plays beautifully, at times perhaps too beautifully. If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features minomax the site may be unavailable. Humour, a sense for practical joking and a considerable portion of self-irony marked Hindemith’s character.

Early Childhood

Hindemith, about five years older and almost entirely self-taught, had found major success as performer, teacher, and composer. Somehow, Weill synthesizes all these strains into nindemith his own. Minkmax rest of it is good student work, but nothing more. Unfortunately, the titles are more interesting than the music itself, which could have been written by any competent composer of the period. Minomax operas Cardillac and Mathis der Maler are considered standard works of operatic history; the sonatas are indispensible works in the repertoire of all instrumentalists.

Above all, Weill knows how to keep things moving. 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. On the other hand, they deliver a lovely account of the least satirical movement, “Dandelion at the Brook’s Shore,” a concert waltz. 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.


Add Schoenberg, Berg, and Toch, and you basically have the A-team. He wrote it for a private gathering of friends and supporters — a party piece. Cookie settings Close This website uses cookies This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Hindemith’s early childhood was influenced by his father’s draconian methods of bringing up children. Significantly, Hindemith never published it and asked that his unpublished works never be played after his death. Weill’s early maturity always astonished me he was born in 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.

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

String Quartet String Quartet, Op. His use of rhythm in the service of form is nothing less than masterful. If it is satire, nobody knows its target, and it may well be a Hindemith original. One interesting feature, a distinctive rhythm, shows up years later in Dreigroschenoperagain in the “Melodrama. If so, I have to say I didn’t know the old man had it in him. It reflects his current studies with Humperdinck. The finale, “Chorale Fantasia,” takes off on an idea heard near the opening on the cello.

However, give them real meat, like Weill’s Op. If someone wants to occupy himself with me, he should look at my works. We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site.

This CD presents early work by two of the most prominent German composers after the war. This website uses cookies to improve user experience.


Unlike the earlier quartet, the work belongs wholly to its time and shows many influences, some hinde,ith contradictory: It’s not hindemitu 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.

Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won’t work as expected without them. The first movement, an “Introduction,” foreshadows the “Melodrama” of Die Dreigroschenoper. The simplest textures nudge up against some fairly fierce and inventive counterpoint. He wrote many of his best-known masterpieces before the age of thirty.

They don’t seem to understand that Minimax hindemithh crude fun. None of the works here typify the maturity of these composers.

Minimax (Hindemith, Paul) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Weill’s earlier quartet in b-minor stands firmly in the late Romantic era. The second movement, a driving scherzo, shows the influence of Mahler in its march trio. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. When one goes to a tailor, one doesn’t want a picture or photograph of him, but a well-made suit. He should have destroyed it, rather than rely on good will. When I gave away the boy, I had already drilled him quite well in ear training and music, but when I hindwmith him up from school, he was total spoiled.

Indeed, before Weill had finished his studies with Busoni, Hindemith was running one of the most important new-music festivals in Europe.

No other composer of the twentieth century wrote such a comprehensive and versatile oeuvre comprising all usable genres.