List of compositions by Paul Hindemith

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This is a list of the works of the German composer Paul Hindemith (1895–1963).

Operas[edit]

Ballets[edit]

Orchestral[edit]

Concertante[edit]

  • Cello Concerto, Op. 3 (1916)
  • Klaviermusik mit Orchester for Left-Hand Piano and Orchestra, Op. 29 (1923)
  • Kammermusik No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 36 No. 1 (1924)
  • Kammermusik No. 3 for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 36 No. 2 (1925)
  • Kammermusik No. 4 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 36 No. 3 (1925)
  • Kammermusik No. 5 for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 36 No. 4 (1927)
  • Kammermusik No. 6 for Viola d'Amore and Orchestra, Op. 46 No. 1 (1927)
  • Kammermusik No. 7 for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 46 No. 2 (1927)
  • Konzertmusik for Viola and Large Chamber Orchestra, Op. 48 (1930)
  • Konzertmusik for Piano, Brass, and Harps, Op. 49 (1930)
  • Der Schwanendreher for Viola and Small Orchestra (1935)
  • Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra (1936)
  • Violin Concerto (1939)
  • Cello Concerto (1940)
  • Piano Concerto (1945)
  • Clarinet Concerto (1947)
  • Horn Concerto (1949)
  • Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Harp, and Orchestra (1949)
  • Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon, and Strings (1949)
  • Organ Concerto (1962)

Vocal[edit]

  • When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: (A Requiem for those we love), for mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, chorus, and orchestra, based on the poem by Walt Whitman (1946)
  • "Drei Gesänge", op. 9, für Sopran und großes Orchester (1917)
  • Des Todes Tod, Op. 23a, three songs based on poems by Eduard Reinacher, for voice, 2 violas and 2 violincellos (1922)
  • Die junge Magd, Op. 23b, six poems by Georg Trakl, for voice, flute, clarinet and string quartet (1922)
  • Tuttifäntchen, Weihnachtsmärchen mit Gesang und Tanz in drei Bildern (Christmas Fairytale with singing and dancing in three scenes)
  • Das Marienleben, Op. 27, song cycle for soprano and piano, based on poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, which exists in two versions. (There is also an orchestration by the composer of six of the songs from the cycle, for soprano and orchestra) (1923/48)
  • Sing und Spielmusiken für Liebhaber und Musikfreunde, Op. 45 (1928/29)
    1. "Frau Musika", lyrics by Martin Luther
    2. 8 canons for voices with instruments
    3. "Ein Jäger aus Kurpfalz", for strings and woodwinds
    4. "Kleine Klaviermusik", easy pentatonic pieces
    5. "Martinslied", soloist or unison choir
  • "Hin und zurück", Op. 45a, sketch with music, lyrics: Marcellus Schiffer, (1927)
  • Six Chansons, 6 pieces for a cappella choir, settings of French poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke (1939)
    1. "La biche"
    2. "Un cygne"
    3. "Puisque tout passe"
    4. "Printemps"
    5. "En hiver"
    6. "Verger"
  • Sancta Susanna, Op. 21, cantata for soli, choir and orchestra, lyrics: August Stramm

Chamber[edit]

  • Three Pieces for cello and piano, Op. 8 (1917)
  • Overture of 'The Flying Dutchman' as played at sight by a bad spa orchestra at the well at 7 in the morning, c.1925
  • Drei Stücke für 5 Instrumente (three pieces for five instruments) (1925) for clarinet in B, trumpet in C, violin, contrabass and piano
  • Scherzo for viola and cello (1934)
  • Eight Pieces for 2 violins, viola, cello and double-bass (1927)
  • Kammermusik No. 1 Op. 24 No. 1, for chamber orchestra (1921)
  • Kleine Kammermusik Op. 24 No. 2, for wind quintet (1922)
  • Octet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, two violas, cello, and double bass (1958)
  • Quintet for clarinet and string quartet, Op. 30 (1923, rev. 1954)
  • Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1938) [Recording: Grenadillamusic.com]
  • String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 2 (1915)
  • String Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 10 (1918)
  • String Quartet No. 3 in C, Op. 16 (1920)
  • String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22 (1921)
  • String Quartet No. 5, Op. 32 (1923)
  • String Quartet No. 6 in E-flat (1943)
  • String Quartet No. 7 in E-flat (1945)
  • String Trio No. 1, Op. 35 (1924)
  • String Trio No. 2 (1933)
  • Triosatz [retitled 'Rondo' by editor Siegfried Behrend] for three guitars (1925 or 1930)
  • Trio for viola, heckelphone (or tenor saxophone) and piano, Op. 47 (1928)
  • Wind Septet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass-clarinet, bassoon, horn and trumpet (1948)
  • Sonata for Four Horns (1952)
  • Konzertstück Für Zwei Altsaxophone (1933)
  • Plöner Musiktag Trio für Blockflöten (1932)

Instrumental[edit]

  • Violin
    • Violin Sonata in E-flat, Op. 11, No. 1 (1918)
    • Violin Sonata in D, Op. 11, No. 2 (1918)
    • Violin Sonata in E (1935)
    • Violin Sonata in C (1939)
    • Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 11, No. 6 (1917)
    • Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 31, No. 1 (1924)
    • Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 31, No. 2 (1924)
  • Viola
    • Viola Sonata, Op. 11, No. 4 (1919)
    • Viola Sonata, Op. 25 No. 4 (1922)
    • Viola Sonata (1939)
    • Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 11, No. 5 (1919)
    • Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 25, No. 1 (1922)
    • Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 31, No. 4 (1923)
    • Sonata for Solo Viola (1937)
  • Cello
    • Variations on "A Frog He Went a Courting" for Cello and Piano
    • Cello Sonata, Op. 11, No. 3 (1919)
    • Cello Sonata (1948)
    • Solo Sonata for Cello, Op. 25, No. 3 (1923)
    • Drei Leichte Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier (1938)
  • Viola d'Amore
    • Kleine Sonate for Viola d'amore and Piano, Op. 25, No. 2 (1922)
  • Flute
    • Canonic sonatina for two Flutes, Op. 31, No. 3 (1923)
    • Eight Pieces for Solo Flute (1927)
    • Flute Sonata (1936)
  • Bassoon Sonata (1938)
  • Oboe Sonata (1938)
  • Clarinet Sonata (1939)
  • Harp Sonata (1939)
  • Horn
    • Horn Sonata (1939)
    • Sonata for Four Horns (1952)
    • Alto Horn (also for French Horn or Alto Saxophone) Sonata (1943)
  • Trumpet Sonata (1939)
  • English Horn Sonata (1941)
  • Trombone Sonata (1941)
  • Double Bass Sonata (1949)
  • Tuba Sonata (1955)
  • Des kleinen Elektromusikers Lieblinge, 7 pieces for three trautoniums (1930)

Piano[1][edit]

  • In einer Nacht... (1917–1919)
  • Sonate, Op. 17 (1920)
  • Tanzstücke, Op. 19 (1920)
  • Suite "1922", Op. 26 (1922)
  • Piano Sonata No. 1 (1936)
  • Piano Sonata No. 2 (1936)
  • Piano Sonata No. 3 (1936)
  • Übung in drei Stücken, Op. 37, Part 1
  • Reihe Kleine Stücke, Op. 37, Part 2
  • Kleine Klaviermusik (1929)
  • Wir bauen eine Stadt (1931)
  • Variations (1936)
  • Piano Sonata (four hands) (1938)
  • Sonata for Two Pianos (four hands) (1942)
  • Ludus Tonalis (1942)

Organ[edit]

  • Organ Sonata No. 1 (1937)
  • Organ Sonata No. 2 (1937)
  • Organ Sonata No. 3 (on ancient folk songs) (1940)

Other[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maurice Hinson, Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, 3rd ed.
  2. ^ Wilke, Tobias (2010). Medien der Unmittelbarkeit (in German). Munich: Wilhelm Fink. p. 63. ISBN 978-3-7705-4923-8. 

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