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Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis

Stephen Johnson explores the relationship between Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis and the themes by Carl Maria von Weber on which it is loosely based.

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 LĂ©onide 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".

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Music Played

  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    8 Pieces Op.60 for piano duet

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

    • ARION.
    • ARN 268256.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

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

    Conductor: Neeme JARVI Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-8766.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    Conductor: Wolfgang SAWALLISCH Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDC 5-55230 2.
  • 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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