Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust, Jeroen Berwaerts... Paul Hindemith : Sonatas for…

Paul Hindemith : Sonatas for…

Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust, Jeroen Berwaerts...

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on January 12, 2015 by harmonia mundi

Main artist: Alexander Melnikov

Genre: Classical > Chamber Music

Distinctions: 4F de Télérama (May 2015) - Diapason d'or / Arte (March 2015) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (March 2015) - 4 étoiles de Classica (April 2015)

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Album : 1 disk - 16 tracks Total length : 01:11:01

    Sonata for Althorn and Piano (Paul Hindemith)
  1. 1 I. Ruhig bewegt

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Teunis van der Zwart, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  2. 2 II. Lebhaft

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Teunis van der Zwart, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  3. 3 III. Sehr langsam

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Teunis van der Zwart, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  4. 4 IV. Das Posthorn (Zwiegespräch) - Lebhaft

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Teunis van der Zwart, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  5. Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
  6. 5 I. Pastorale

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Alexander Rudin, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  7. 6 II. Moderately fast - Slow - Tempo I

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Alexander Rudin, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  8. 7 III. Passacaglia

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Alexander Rudin, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  9. Sonata for Trombone and Piano
  10. 8 I. Allegro moderato maestoso

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Gérard Costes, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  11. 9 II. Allegretto grazioso

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Gérard Costes, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  12. 10 III. Lied des Raufbolds (Swashbuckler's Song). Allegro pesante

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Gérard Costes, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  13. 11 IV. Allegro moderato maestoso

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Gérard Costes, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  14. Sonata for Violin and Piano
  15. 12 I. Ruhig bewegt

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Isabelle Faust, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  16. 13 II. Langsam - Sehr lebhaft - Langsam - Wieder lebhaft

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Isabelle Faust, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  17. Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
  18. 14 I. Mit Kraft

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Jeroen Berwaerts, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  19. 15 II. Mäßig bewegt - Lebhaft - Wie zuerst

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Jeroen Berwaerts, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

  20. 16 III. Trauermusik, Sehr langsam - Ruhig bewegt - Wie am Anfang - Alle Menschen müssen sterben. Sehr ruhig

    Alexander Melnikov, Performer, Primary - Jeroen Berwaerts, Performer, Primary - Paul Hindemith, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi 2015

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Ever practical in his methods, Paul Hindemith composed over 30 sonatas for various instruments, which, in addition to his theoretical concerns, reflected a utilitarian aspect of his work, even though they weren't intended as Gebrauchsmusik. This 2015 album from Harmonia Mundi offers five sonatas, composed between 1935 and 1948, which have become standard repertoire for students and are usually heard in recitals, though much less frequently on commercial recordings. The sonatas for alto horn, violoncello, trombone, violin, and trumpet make a balanced program, and the consistency of Hindemith's chromatic yet tonal music makes the album approachable, even though the pieces at times may seem a little dry and cerebral. Alto hornist Teunis van der Zwart, cellist Alexander Rudin, trombonist Gérard Costes, violinist Isabelle Faust, and trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts are the featured artists and they are extremely polished in their playing, while virtuoso pianist Alexander Melnikov provides something greater than mere accompaniment in these energetic and expressive performances. The reproduction is focused and noise-free, so every detail of this highly contrapuntal music is fully audible.

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