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Paul Hindemith. Minimax (Repertoire for Military Orchestra ‘Minimax'”), parody for string quartet. Composition Information ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On. Hindemith’s early childhood was influenced by his father’s draconian methods of bringing up [«Minimax», Repertoire for Military Orchestra for String Quartet]. Paul Hindemith, Kurt Weill, Leipziger Streichquartett, Andreas Seidel, Timan Buning, Ivo Bauer, Matthias Moosdorf – Weill: Complete String Quartets; Hindemith.

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The rest of it is good student work, but nothing more. Weill’s early maturity always astonished me he was born in Indeed, before Weill had finished his studies with Busoni, Hindemith was running one of the most important new-music festivals in Europe. Every movement title puns on something. They do a professional job on the Weill b-minor quartet, but it’s not a work that will wow too many, no matter who plays it.

This CD presents early work by two of the most prominent German composers after the war. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

Humour, a sense for practical joking and a considerable portion of self-irony marked Hindemith’s character. The Leipzig Quartet plays beautifully, at times perhaps too beautifully. If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable.


Home News Contacts Copyright. Unlike the earlier quartet, the work belongs wholly to its time and shows many influences, some superficially contradictory: The urchin had to atone for that the first time until his spunk had returned. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won’t work as expected without them.

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The most elaborate of the three movements and longer than the other two hindmith put together, it takes the idea through several different imitative, though not strictly fugal, treatments, song-plus-accompaniment, and rhapsody. He should have destroyed it, rather than rely on good will. Hindemith, about five years older and almost entirely self-taught, had found major success as performer, teacher, and composer. Unfortunately, the titles are more interesting than the music itself, which could have been written by any competent composer of the period.

Weill’s earlier quartet in b-minor stands firmly in the late Romantic era. The finale, “Chorale Fantasia,” takes off on an idea heard near the opening on the cello. Add Schoenberg, Berg, and Toch, and you basically have the A-team.

Classical Net Review – Weill/Hindemith – String Quartets/Minimax

Significantly, Hindemith never published it and asked that his unpublished works never be played after his death. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. If someone wants to occupy himself with me, he should miniax at my works. String Quartet String Quartet, Op.


They don’t seem to understand that Minimax is crude fun. He wrote many of his best-known masterpieces before the age of thirty.

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On the other hand, they deliver a lovely account of the least satirical movement, “Dandelion at the Brook’s Shore,” a concert waltz. The operas Cardillac and Mathis der Maler are considered standard works of minimas history; the sonatas are indispensible works in the repertoire of all instrumentalists. No other composer of the twentieth century wrote such a comprehensive and versatile oeuvre comprising all usable genres.

Weill: Complete String Quartets; Hindemith: Minimax

The Hindemith counts as little more than a jape. Above all, Weill knows how to keep miniamx moving. The simplest textures nudge up against some fairly fierce and inventive counterpoint.