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The neoclassical German composer, Paul Hindemith has always been an inspiration for many modern artists. His compositions have been reproduced by many from time and time and are played at concerts even today. Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber is Hindemith's one of the most notable orchestral works. Based on the music of Weber, this symphony was composed by Hindemith in 1943. Get the Hindemith tickets to listen to the live orchestral performance of this great classical work at the Tanglewood.
Hindemith was one of the most famous German violinist, composer, conductor and violist. He was born and bred in 1895 in Hanau, a small town near Frankfurt, and started learning violin when he was a child. His siblings, Rudolf and Toni were also taught to learn cello and piano at an early age and the three of them called themselves the 'Frankfurt Trio'. They started performing at parties in bourgeois houses. The trio garnered the admiration of not just their audience but also of the critics. Frankfurt Trio initially used to present the works of Wagner, Haydn, Martini, Mendelssohn and Corelli.
During elementary school he was taught violin by Anna Hegner, a Swiss violinist. After she left Frankfurt, Hindemith was accepted by Adolph Rebner at the Hoch's Conservatory. Later, he started playing at musical-comedy clubs and with dance groups. In 1913, he started off as an orchestral musician and was made the concertmaster at the Frankfurt New Theatre. He joined Frankfurt Orchestra Opera and became its deputy leader in 1914. Two years later, he was made the leader of the Opera. In 1915, he became a member of his old teacher Rebner's quartet and started playing violin and viola.
In 1921, he founded the musical ensemble, Amar Quartet, which remained very active in both classical and modern repertoire, until its disbandment in 1929. Before disbanding, Amar Quarter performed around 500 concerts at the German metropolises as well as small towns. The band made several recordings and toured across Europe extensively. The band also toured and played at the Soviet Union and was successful in gaining fame beyond German borders too. They played the works of Verdi, Dvorak and Schumann.
He came in limelight in 1922, when some of his pieces were played in Salzburg during the International Society for Contemporary Music Festival. He acted as music teacher at many renowned institutions like Yale University, Tanglewood, Cornell University and Wells College in Aurora. Hindemith has composed numerous recordings including operas, orchestral works, ballets, concertante, chamber, vocal and instrumental.
Hindemith had also written Gebrauchsmusik - compositions for social and political causes. The best examples of this type of music include the PlonerMusiktage, WirbaueneineStadt and a Scherzo for cello and viola. Among Hindemith's most notable compositions and recordings include “Mathis der Maler” and “Das Marienleben.” However, “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber” is his most appreciated and loved work. It was first performed by New York Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra in 1944. The symphony has been reproduced by various orchestras all over the world.
In his compositions, Hindemith employed a unique musical system that is tonal yet non-diatonic. To explain this musical system in detail, he wrote a book “The Craft of Musical Composition” in late 1930s. He was a revolutionary composer and a great teacher who inspired many young minds. Even today, his work is performed at prestigious venues around the world and a festival is celebrated every year in Wayne in his honor. If you want to relive some of his greatest compositions in your city, get the Hindemith tickets without any delay.