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Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis

Duration:
20 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 December 2012

Stephen Johnson explores the relationship between Paul Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis" and the themes by the German romantic composer, Carl Maria von Weber, on which it is loosely based. By the time he completed the work in 1943 Hindemith had been living in America for some time. Originally the composer had intended to produce a ballet with the impresario Léonide Massine but the two of them fell out and the project was dropped. Three years later Hindemith revisited the material, reworking it into the "Symphonic Metamorphosis".

Music Played

15 items
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    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Carl Maria von Weber

    Carl Maria von Weber 8 Pieces Op.60 for piano duet

    Performer: Christian IVALDI - Piano Performer: Noel LEE - Piano

    ARION, ARN 268256

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Carl Maria von Weber

    Carl Maria von Weber Turandot, Prinzessin von China - incidental music J.75, Op.37

    Conductor: Neeme JARVI Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    CHANDOS, CHAN-8766

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

  • Image for Paul Hindemith

    Paul Hindemith Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    EMI, CDC 5-55230 2

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