Sonata No. 2 in G Major (1936) (Piano). By Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). Arranged by Bernhard Billeter. For Piano. Schott. 20 pages. Schott Music #ED2519. Published by Schott Music (HL.49003796).
ISBN 3795795826. 9x12 inches.
August 24, 2007
I've only got to play the 1st movement extensively, but as you study it, the amazing Hindemith quartal & semi-octotonic sonorties are well done. He does a great manipulation of the sonata-allegro form, keeping it fresh even into the 20th. Beginning of the 3rd movement is also beautiful.
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Location: from Blairsville, PA
August 15, 2007
Hindemith Second Piano Sonata
Although Hindemith is sometimes known for being overly academic in his writing, the second piano sonata has many inspired moments and leaves a lasting impression on listeners. The sonata is marked by an energetic first movement, a humorous second movement and a lively final movement (surrounded by a slow introduction...
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