Hindemith, Paul

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: Saturday, November 16, 1895 in Hanau, Germany

Died: Saturday, December 28, 1963 in Frankfurt, Germany

Nation of Origin: Germany

Major Works:

Orchestral Works:
Mathis der Maler (Mathias the Painter)
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

Other Information:

Hindemith was a proponent of Gebrauchsmusik, a German word meaning "utility music". Gebrauchsmusik is intended to have a social or educational purpose rather than existing merely for its own sake. Weill, Krenek, and other composers were also proponents of this movement in the 1920s which was influenced by the poet Brecht.

General Bibliography:

Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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