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  Hindemith: Complete Viola Works Volume 1 - Zimmermann
Der Schwanendreher (The Swan Turner) - Concerto after old folk songs for viola & small orchestra
Trauermusik (Music of Mourning) for string orchestra with solo viola
Kammermusik No. 5 Op. 36 No. 4 for solo viola & large chamber orchestra
Konzertmusik Op. 48a for solo viola & large chamber orchestra (early edition), world premiere recording

Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Hans Graf
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  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by JJ September 1, 2013 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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The alto was the instrument of predilection of Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), and proposing his complete music devoted to this instrument is a most welcome initiative. In that sense, the first volume heard here invites us to hear the world premiere recording of the “Concert Music for Solo Alto and Large Chamber Orchestra” Op.48a. In a generous offering of more than 80 minutes, we can also hear the Concerto for Alto, “Le tourneur de cygnes,” dating from 1935, the Funeral Music for Alto and String Orchestra, and The First Concerto for Alto (Kammermusik N°5) Op.36/4, from 1927. For, as states François-René Tranchefort: “Hindemith approached the orchestra in 1921 with a group – a cycle – of works of modest dimensions entitled “Kammermusiken” (Chamber Music). Each conceived for from twelve to twenty-five instruments, these are less reductions of the symphonic orchestra and more an amplification of formations of traditional chamber (amplifications that Schoenberg, starting in 1906, practiced in his first “Kammersinfonie” for fifteen solo instruments). Accompanied by the Deutsches Sinfonie orchestra of Berlin that Hans Graf directs, Tabea Zimmermann breathes not-often-heard life onto these pages, delivering a musical discourse, both rigorous and poetic, whose colors are encompassing. Let us once again salute this musical edition while awaiting the next volume impatiently.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Paul Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher - Concerto after old folk songs for Viola & Small Orchestra
Paul Hindemith - Kammermusik No. 5, Op. 36 No. 4 for solo viola & large chamber orchestra
Paul Hindemith - Konzertmusik, Op. 48a for solo viola & large chamber orchestra
Paul Hindemith - Trauermusik for string orchestra with solo viola