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Konzertmusik for brass and strings, Op 50
composer
1930; commissioned to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Recordings
'Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis & other orchestral works' (CDA68006)
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis & other orchestral works
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'Royal Eurostar' (CDA66870)
Royal Eurostar
Details
Part 1: Mässig schnell, mit Kraft – Sehr breit, aber stets fliessend
Part 2: Lebhaft – Langsam – In ersten Zeitmass

Konzertmusik for brass and strings, Op 50
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The Konzertmusik for brass and strings, Op 50, was commissioned to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is the final piece in a triptych of similarly titled works from 1929–30, which offer perspicuity while preserving harmonic and structural sophistication. Like the earlier Kammermusik, they recall the concertino and ripieno groups of the Baroque concerto grosso, here applied to two departments of the orchestra. In the first part—itself comprising two sections—the brass states a bold chorale-like theme against energetic string counterpoint. Hindemith continues to make a virtue of the timbral differences between the two instrumental groups, not least in the fugue that dominates the second part of the work. The busy chatter of the exposition is the strings’ domain, while the brass provides three-chord punctuation. The viola, Hindemith’s instrument, leads the middle section, as yearning as the fugue was determined, before the counterpoint kicks in once more.

from notes by Gavin Plumley © 2013

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Details for CDA66870 track 13
Lebhaft – Langsam – In ersten Zeitmass
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-87013
Duration
9'21
Recording date
29 January 1996
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Royal Eurostar (CDA66870)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: June 1996
    Deletion date: January 2008
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