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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Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won’t work as expected without them. Unlike the earlier quartet, the work belongs wholly to its time and shows many influences, some superficially contradictory: He wrote many of his best-known masterpieces before the age of thirty. Cookie settings Close This website uses cookies This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Every movement title puns on something.

Weill’s earlier quartet in b-minor stands firmly in the late Romantic era.

Weill: Complete String Quartets; Hindemith: Minimax

It does nothing for his currently low reputation and isn’t fair to the “real” music he wrote during the same year, like hinremith Fourth String Quartet and Das Marienleben.

If so, I have to say I didn’t know the old man had it in him. If someone wants to occupy himself with me, he should look at my works. There’s also a psychological coolness to it that nevertheless suggests a disturbance beneath the surface.

Minimax (Repertoire for Military Orchestra ‘Minimax'”), parody for string quartet

Above all, Weill knows how to keep things moving. If it is satire, nobody knows its target, and it may well be minlmax Hindemith original. The second movement, a driving scherzo, shows the influence of Mahler in its march trio. Miinimax don’t seem to understand that Minimax is crude fun. Humour, a sense for practical joking and a considerable portion of self-irony marked Hindemith’s character. The simplest textures nudge up against some fairly fierce and inventive counterpoint.


The most elaborate of the three movements and longer than the other two movements put together, it takes the idea through several different imitative, though not strictly fugal, treatments, song-plus-accompaniment, and rhapsody. Somehow, Weill synthesizes all these strains into something his own.

Weill’s early maturity always astonished me he was born in This CD presents early work by two of the most prominent German composers after the war. However, give them real meat, like Weill’s Op. 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.

String Quartet String Quartet, Op.

If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable. It’s not yet the sound we associate with Weill — neither the sour and acid of the European music, nor the bittersweet nostalgia of the American — but it is the work of a great composer-to-be.

Hindemith’s early childhood was influenced by his father’s draconian methods of bringing up children.

The finale, “Chorale Fantasia,” takes off on an idea heard near the opening on the cello. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. The Leipzig Quartet plays hinedmith, at times perhaps too beautifully. The operas Cardillac and Mathis der Maler are considered standard works of operatic history; the sonatas are indispensible works in the repertoire of all instrumentalists.


The first movement, an “Introduction,” foreshadows hinde,ith “Melodrama” of Die Dreigroschenoper.

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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. He should have destroyed it, rather than rely on good will. When one goes to a tailor, one doesn’t want a picture or photograph of him, but a well-made suit. He wrote it for a private gathering of friends and supporters — a party piece. The rest of it is good student work, but nothing more. Hindemith, about five years older and almost entirely self-taught, had found major success as performer, teacher, and composer.

They do a professional job on the Weill b-minor quartet, but it’s not a work hindmeith will wow too many, no matter who plays it. It reflects his current studies with Humperdinck.

We also use some minimas cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. The Hindemith counts as little more than a jape. The urchin had to atone for that the first time until his spunk had returned.

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