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I was born in 1895 in Hanau. I began studying music in my twelfth year. As a violinist, violist, pianist and percussionist I have thoroughly cultivated the following musical fields: chamber music of all kinds, cinema music, coffee house music, dance music, operetta, jazz band, and military music. Since 1916 I have been concert master at the Frankfurt Opera.


Biography

1895
Paul Hindemith is born on 16 November in Hanau.

1898
His sister Toni is born on 20 February in Niederrodenbach.

1899
Prior to starting school (1902), Paul Hindemith lives with his grandparents in Naumburg an der Queis.

1900
His brother Rudolf is born on 9 January in Frankfurt.

1902
Violin lessons with Eugen Reinhardt.

1904
Beginning of regular music instruction.

1907
Violin lessons with Anna Hegner.


1908
Anna Hegner leaves Frankfurt and arranges for Hindemith to study first privately with Adolf Rebner and then from the winter semester onwards to continue with Rebner on a scholarship at Dr Hoch's Conservatory in Frankfurt.


1910 Works
Performs together with siblings as "Frankfurt Children's Trio".


1912
Studies composition with Arnold Mendelssohn.

1913
Studies composition with Bernhard Sekles.
Starting in December, concert master at the Frankfurt "New Theatre".


1914 Works
Second violinist in the Rebner Quartet.
During the summer months, Hindemith plays in a health-resort orchestra in Switzerland.

1915 Works
Concert master of the Frankfurt Opera House Orchestra. On 25 September Hindemith's father is killed on the front in Flanders. First performance of the 1. Streichquartett C Dur op. 2 at Dr Hoch's Conservatory in Frankfurt on 26 April.

 
Concert programme from Paul Hindemith's estate

In the autumn Hindemith is awarded a prize of 750 marks from the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Foundation for his string quartet.

1916 Works
First performance of the Konzert in Es-Dur für Violoncello und Orchester op. 3 in Frankfurt on 28 June.

Maurits Frank, soloist, Conservatory Orchestra with myself conducting.

1917 Works
Drei Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier op. 8 published by Breitkopf & Härtel.
Drafted into the "Musketeers" on 13 August. Hindemith is stationed in Frankfurt at first and can simultaneously keep his orchestral position.


1918 Works
Hindemith is assigned to play military music with the "Resident Infantry Regiment 222" and sets out for Tagolsheim (Alsace) on 16 January. On 5 December he is discharged from playing military music.
Quintett e moll
op. 7.

First performance on 6 March 1918 at the Tonkünstlerverein in Frankfurt by the Rebner Quartet with Emma Lübbecke-Job at the piano.

 

1919 Works
Concert of compositions by Paul Hindemith on 2 June in Frankfurt.

 
Concert programme from Paul Hindemith's estate

On 16 June Hindemith turns to the director of Schott Publishers in Mainz, Privy Councillor Ludwig Strecker, with the request to publish several of his works. Hindemith's lifelong collaboration with Schott Publishers begins with this letter.
Beginning in the summer, Hindemith plays viola in the Rebner Quartet.


1920 Works
Hindemith offers light music to Schott Publishers for publication.

 
Paul Hindemith's letter of 1 April 1920 to Schott Publishers
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1921 Works
Premiere performances of Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen op. 12 and Das Nusch-Nuschi op. 20 on 3 June in Stuttgart cause a scandal.
On 1 August first performance of the 3. Streichquartett op. 16 by the subsequently named "Amar Quartet" in Donaueschingen.

 
Licco Amar, Walter Caspar, Paul and Rudolf Hindemith


1922 Works
First performance on 26 March of the one-act opera Sancta Susanna conducted by Ludwig Rottenberg in Frankfurt.
Premiere performance on 31 July of Kammermusik Nr. 1 op. 24a conducted by Hermann Scherchen in Donaueschingen.
The Amar Quartet and the Association for Music are founded in Frankfurt.


1923 Works
First performance on 10 May of Das Marienleben op. 27 in Donaueschingen.

Gives up concert master post. Active concert schedule with the Amar Quartet.
Member of the Programming Committee in Donaueschingen.
Establishes a firm commitment to Schott Publishers.


1924 Works
Marriage to Gertrud Rottenberg, daughter of Ludwig Rottenberg, first Kapellmeister of the Frankfurter Bühne (Frankfurt Theatre) on 15 May.

 
Gertrud and Ludwig Rottenberg

Premiere on 31 October of Kammermusik Nr. 2 op. 36 /1 conducted by Clemens Kraus with Emma Lübbecke-Job (piano) in Frankfurt.

 
The "Cowherd's Tower", Hindemith's flat in Frankfurt

1925 Works
Premiere on 30 April of Kammermusik Nr. 3 op. 36 /2 conducted by Paul Hindemith with Rudolf Hindemith (cello) in Bochum.
Premiere on 25 September of Kammermusik Nr. 4 op. 36 /3 conducted by Franz von Hoesslin with Licco Amar (violin) in Dessau.

1926 Works
First performance on 24 July of Konzertmusik für Blasorchester op. 41 conducted by Hermann Scherchen in Donaueschingen.
On 3-7 October Hindemith participates at the conference of the Musician's Guild in Briselang and afterwards arranges with Fritz Jöde to undertake experimental collaborative work with the Youth Music Movement.
World premiere of the opera Cardillac on 9 November in Dresden conducted by Fritz Busch.

1927 Works
Appointed Professor of Composition at the Academy of Music in Berlin.

The Donaueschingen Music Days continue in Baden-Baden under the title "German Chamber Music Festival".
Concert tour of the Amar Quartet in the USSR.
Premiere performance on 3 November of Kammermusik Nr. 5 op. 36 /4 under the direction of Otto Klemperer with Paul Hindemith (viola) at the Kroll Opera, Berlin.

1928 Works
First performance of Kammermusik Nr. 7 op. 46 /2 on 8 January conducted by Ludwig Rottenberg with Reinhold Merten (organ) in Frankfurt.

Concert programme from Paul Hindemith's estate. Hindemith performs his "Kammermusik" No. 5 with the State Academic Philharmonic under Nikolai Malko on 30 December 1928

First performance of Kammermusik Nr. 6 op. 46 /1 (first version) conducted by Ludwig Rottenberg with Paul Hindemith (viola d'amore) in Cologne.


1929 Works
Hindemith leaves the Amar Quartet.
Forms trio with Josef Wolfsthal (later Szymon Goldberg) and Emmanuel Feuermann.

 
Emanuel Feuermann, Szymon Goldberg and Paul Hindemith

Premiere performance of the opera Neues vom Tage on 8 June at the Kroll Opera, Berlin, conducted by Otto Klemperer.
Collaboration with Bert Brecht and Kurt Weill.
Premiere performance of the radio drama Der Lindberghflug on 27 July under the baton of Hermann Scherchen in Baden-Baden.
First performance of Lehrstück on 28 July conducted by Alfons Dressel in Baden-Baden.

1930 Works
World premiere of Konzertmusik für Solobratsche und grösseres Kammerorchester op. 48 on 28 March in Hamburg, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler with Paul Hindemith (viola).
Hindemith teaches amateur musicians at the Berlin-Neukölln Music School.
The "German Chamber Music Festival" moves from Baden-Baden to Berlin and is known and run this one time as "German Chamber Music Berlin". During this event, the following works by Paul Hindemith receive their premieres: Sabinchen (on 19 June, conducted by Maximilian Albrecht), Wir bauen eine Stadt (on 21 June, conducted by Alexander Curth) and Triosatz für 3 Gitarren.
Premiere performance of Konzertmusik für Klavier, Blechbläser und Harfen op. 49 under the baton of Hugo Kortschak with Emma Lübbecke-Job (piano) in Chicago.
Quarrel with Brecht and Eisler.

1931 Works
First performance of Konzertmusik für Streichorchester und Blechblaser on 4 April conducted by Serge Koussevitsky in Boston, Mass.
Collaboration with Gottfried Benn. Premiere of the oratorio Das Unaufhörliche conducted by Otto Klemperer on 21 November at the Kroll Opera, Berlin.

1932 Works
Hindemith participates at the Congress for Arab Music in Cairo in March; in addition to him the Egyptian government invites Erich M. von Hornbostel, Curt Sachs, Johannes Wolf, Béla Bartók, Alois Hába and others.

 
Paul Hindemith and Béla Bartók

Premiere performance on 14 April of Philharmonisches Konzert, a work commissioned on the occasion of the Berlin Philharmonic's jubilee, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler in Berlin.
June: Hindemith spends four days at a boarding school in Plön with his pupils Oskar Sala and Harald Genzmer and works on the Plöner Musiktag with schoolchildren there.

 
Paul Hindemith in Plön

The climax of the collaboration is the first performance of the work on 20 June.

1933 Works
Hindemith's works are branded as "culturally Bolshevist" in Germany.
First performance of 2. Trio für Geige, Bratsche und Cello on 17 March by Szymon Goldberg, Paul Hindemith and Emmanuel Feuermann in Antwerp.
On 20 November and 16 December Hindemith participates at the "Hour with Early Music on Historical Instruments" of the Academy of Music in Berlin.

1934 Works
Premiere performance of the Symphonie "Mathis der Maler" on 12 March conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler in Berlin.
Furtwängler's article "The Hindemith Case", written in agreement with Hindemith, appears in several German daily newspapers on 25 November.
On 28 November the article Warum Vorschusslorbeeren für den Konjunktur-Musiker Hindemith? Musik ohne Resonanz im Volk appears in Angriff.

Wilhelm Furtwängler resigns all his posts on 4 December and leaves Berlin for several months.
On 6 December Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels denounces Hindemith as an "atonal noisemaker" during his speech at the Berlin Sport Palace.


1935 Works
First visit to Turkey from 3 April until 16 May, premiere performance of the viola concerto Der Schwanendreher on 14 November conducted by Willem Mengelberg with Paul Hindemith as viola soloist in Amsterdam.

1936 Works
Premiere of Trauermusik on 22 January conducted by Adrian Boult with Paul Hindemith (viola) in London. Hindemith had composed the work during the previous night after the scheduled concert programme had to be changed due to the death of the King of England.
Second visit to Turkey from 2 March until 3 June.

Concert programme from Paul Hindemith's estate. Hindemith himself never performed the viola concert "Der Schwanendreher" in Germany.

1937 Works
Third visit to Turkey from 29 January until 20 February.
Unterweisung im Tonsatz, Band I. (The Craft of Musical Composition, Book 1: Theoretical Part)
First visit to the USA from 24 March until 5 May.

 
Concert programme from Paul Hindemith's estate

Travels to Italy on 10 September: From there Hindemith starts his fourth journey to Turkey on 25 September, leaving Turkey for home on 25 November.
Hindemith resigns his post at the Academy of Music in Berlin.
World premiere of the Symphonische Tänze on 5 December in London conducted by Paul Hindemith.

1938 Works
Second journey to the USA from 9 February until 11 April.
Gertrud Hindemith's Jewish origins are expressly referred to at the exhibition "Degenerate Music" in Düsseldorf.

 
Illustration in the catalogue of the exhibition "Degenerate Music"


World premiere of the opera Mathis der Maler on 28 May conducted by Robert Denzler in Zurich.

 
Score of the opera "Mathis der Maler" in Paul Hindemith's autograph

First performance of the ballet Nobilissima Visione on 21 July conducted by Paul Hindemith in London.
Exile in Switzerland begins in September.

 
Paul and Gertrud Hindemith

First performance of the orchestral suite Nobilissima Visione on 13 September conducted by Paul Hindemith in Venice.

1939 Works
Third visit to the USA from 28 January until 6 May.

1940 Works
Paul Hindemith leaves Switzerland on 4 February and goes into exile in the USA.
World premiere of the Konzert für Violine und Orchester conducted by Willem Mengelberg with Ferdinand Helmann (violin) in Amsterdam.
Lectures at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut on 8 and 15 April. The subject: reflections on contemporary music.
Concert premiere of the ballet Theme with four Variations on 3 September under the direction of Richard Burgin in Boston.
After great organisational difficulties, Gertrud Hindemith reaches the USA on 12 September.
On 22 September Paul and Gertrud Hindemith move into a house in New Haven, Connecticut. Hindemith begins the teaching activity at Yale University that will continue until 1955.

Composition instruction
Yale Univesity in New Haven, Conn.

1941 Works
Premiere of the Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester on 7 February conducted by Serge Koussevitsky with Gregor Piatagorsky (cello) in Boston.
Summer course on early music at the Berkshire Festival.
World premiere of the Symphonie in Es on 21 November conducted by Dmitri Mitropoulos in Minneapolis.

1942 Works
Hindemith begins an extensive series of songs with piano accompaniment.

1943 Works
First performance of Amor und Psyche on 28 October under the baton of Eugene Ormandy in Philadelphia, Pa.
Traditional Harmony, Book I.

1944 Works
First performance of Symphonic Metamorphosis on 20 January conducted by Artur Rodzinsky in New York.

1945 Works
Begins a series of early music concerts that will continue until the end of Hindemith's period of teaching activity at Yale University.

1946 Works
Hindemith becomes an American citizen on 11 January.
Undertakes a concert tour to Mexico during June.

 
Paul and Gertrud Hindemith

World premiere of the ballet Hérodiade with Martha Graham and May O'Donnell in Washington, D.C.
Elementary Training for Musicians.

1947 Works
First performance of Symphonia Serena on 1 February conducted by Antal Dorati in Dallas, Texas.
First performance of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra on 27 February conducted by George Szell with Jesús Maria Sanromá (piano) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Begins journey to Europe on 2 April. Reunion with his mother.

1948 Works
Second European trip begins in August.

1949 Works
Honorary Doctorate from the University of Frankfurt.
Hindemith travels through Germany on a mission for the US Army, returns to New Haven in March.
World premiere of the Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra conducted by Thor Johnson in New York.
Beginning on 6 October, Hindemith delivers the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures for Poetry at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Death of the composer's mother on 23 November.

 
Paul Hindemith's list of works in his own autograph

1950 Works
World premiere of the Sinfonietta in E on 1 March conducted by Paul Hindemith in Louisville, Kentuky.
Awarded Honorary Doctorate from the Free University of Berlin on 24 May.
First performance of the Concerto for Horn and Orchestra on 8 June conducted by Paul Hindemith with Dennis Brain (horn) in Baden-Baden.
Lecture on Bach in Hamburg on 12 September.
Premiere performance of the Concerto for Clarinet in A and Orchestra on 11 December conducted by Eugene Ormandy with Benny Goodman (clarinet) in Philadelphia.

1951 Works
World premiere of the Symphony in B flat for Concert Band on 5 April conducted by Paul Hindemith in Washington, D.C.
Inaugural lecture at the University of Zurich on 24 November. Hindemith maintained professorships at both Yale University (composition) and at the University of Zurich (musicology) until 1953.

1952 Works
World premiere of the Symphonie "Die Harmonie der Welt" under the direction of Paul Sacher in Basel.
Hindemith is awarded the Bach Prize of the City of Hamburg on 2 March.
The revised version of the opera Cardillac receives its first performance on 20 June conducted by Victor Reinshagen in Zurich.
First performance of the Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon and String Orchestra on 4 November under the direction of Keith Wilson in New Haven, Conn.
Publication of the Harvard Norton Lectures under the title A Composer's World.
Knight of the order "Pour le Mérite".

 
Paul Hindemith and Willy Strecker

1953 Works
Farewell party in New Haven.
Moves to Switzerland, resident in Blonayfrom September.

1954 Works
First performance of the revised version of the opera Neues vom Tage on 7 April conducted by Paul Hindemith in Naples.

Receives Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University on 23 June.
Undertakes concert tour in South America from August until December.

1955 Works
Awarded the Sibelius Prize in Helsinki on 9 October.

1956 Works
Concert tour with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Japan begins on 2 April.


1957 Works
World premiere performance of the opera Die Harmonie der Welt on 11 August under the direction of Paul Hindemith in Munich.

Hindemith ends his teaching activity in Zurich.

1958 Works
Awarded the Kunstpreis of the province Nordrhein-Westfalen.

1959 Works
First performance of the Pittsburgh Symphony on 30 January under the baton of Paul Hindemith in Pittsburgh, Pa.
On 8 September Hindemith conducts on the occasion of the opening of the Beethoven-Halle in Bonn.

1960 Works
Premiere performance of the Marsch für Orchester über den alten "Schweizerton" on 30 June conducted by Paul Sacher in Basel.

1961 Works
First performance of the one-act opera The Long Christmas Dinner on 17 December conducted by Paul Hindemith in Mannheim.

1962 Works
World premiere of the public musical event Mainzer Umzug on 23 June conducted by Paul Hindemith to celebrate the 2000th anniversary of the founding of the City of Mainz.

1963 Works
First performance of the Concerto for Organ and Orchestra on 25 April conducted by Paul Hindemith with Anton Heiller (organ) in the jubilee concert of the New York Philharmonic.
10-11 May: awarded the Prix Balzan in Rome.
Delivers lecture "Sterbende Gewässer" (Dying Waters) before the decorated members of the order Pour le Mérite in Bonn.
Concert tour in Italy in October.
Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic on 9 November.
World premiere of the Messe on 12 November under the baton of Paul Hindemith at the Piaristenkirche in Vienna.
24 November: Hindemith falls ill in Frankfurt on a journey that was to have taken him to Berlin.
Hindemith dies in Frankfurt on 28 December.

1967
Death of Gertrud Hindemith on 13 March.

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Works

Paul Hindemith's list of works in his own autograph


1908/09 Biography
7 Lieder

1914 Biography
Nähe des Geliebten
Andante und Scherzo op. 1, for Piano, Clarinet and Horn. Lost.

1915 Biography
1. Streichquartett C Dur op. 2

1916 Biography
Konzert in Es-Dur für Violoncello und Orchester op. 3
Lustige Sinfonietta op. 4
Lustige Lieder in Aargauer Mundart op. 5
7 Walzer für Klavier 4-händig op. 6
Studien für Violine allein

1917 Biography
Quintett e moll op. 7.
Drei Stücke für Violoncello und Klavier op. 8
Drei Gesänge für Sopran und Orchester op. 9
Sonate g-moll für Violine allein op. 11 Nr. 6

1918 Biography
2. Streichquartett f moll op. 10
Sonate in Es für Klavier und Violine op. 11 Nr. 1
Sonate in D für Klavier und Violine op. 11 Nr. 2
Wie es wär', wenn's anders wär'
Zwei Stücke für Orgel [privately owned]

1919 Biography
Adaptation of the Serenade for cello by David Popper. Lost.
Sonate für Bratsche und Klavier op. 11 Nr. 4
Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen op. 12
Melancholie op. 13
Drei Hymnen von Walt Whitman op. 14
In einer Nacht op. 15
Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier op. 11 Nr. 3
Sonate für Bratsche allein op. 11 Nr. 5

1920 Biography
3. Streichquartett op. 16
Sonate für Klavier op. 17 (preserved in a reconstruction by Bernhard Billeter)
Lieder mit Klavier op. 18
Tanzstücke für Klavier op. 19
Das Nusch-Nuschi op. 20
"Een krachtig vvedsel" Konzertwalzer. Lost.
Colombo, Intermezzo. Lost.
Gouda-Emmental Marsch. Lost.
Lijonel, der Abschieds-Foxtrot. Lost.
Young Lorch Fellow. Lost.
Heimat-Sehnen. Lost.

1921 Biography
Sancta Susanna op. 21
Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier op. 11 Nr. 3 (2nd version)
4. Streichquartett op. 22
Nusch-Nuschi-Tänze
Musik zum Film "In Sturm und Eis"
Rag Time (wohltemperiert) für grosses Orchester
Klavierstück. Lost.
Berceuse für Klavier
Das atonale Cabaret. Lost.

1922 Biography
Des Todes Tod op. 23a
Kammermusik Nr. 1 op. 24a
Die junge Magd op. 23 Nr. 2
Sonate für Bratsche allein op. 25 Nr. 1
Suite 1922 op. 26
Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser op. 24 Nr. 2
Kleine Sonate für Viola d'amore und Klavier op. 25 Nr. 2
Sonate für Bratsche und Klavier op. 25 Nr. 4
Der Dämon op. 28
Das Kind
Tuttifäntchen
Musik zum Genossenschaftsfest "Einfuhrmesse in Timbuktu". Lost.
Der Sturm im Wasserglas. Lost.
"Bobby's Wahn-Step". Lost.
Tipopo-Regiments-Marsch

1923 Biography
Das Marienleben op. 27
Klaviermusik mit Orchester op. 29 [privately owned]
Quintett für Klarinette und Streichquartett op. 30, original version
Sonate für Bratsche solo op. 31 Nr. 4
Kanonische Sonatine für zwei Flöten op. 31 Nr. 3
Lieder nach alten Texten op. 33
5. Streichquartett op. 32
Der Dämon
Sonate für Violoncello allein op. 25 Nr. 3
"Minimax" Repertorium für Militärorchester

1924 Biography
Sonate für Violine allein op. 31 Nr. 1
Sonate für Violine allein (Es ist so schönes Wetter draußen) op. 31 Nr. 2
Trio für Violine, Bratsche und Cello op. 34
Die Serenaden op. 35
Kammermusik Nr. 2 op. 36 Nr. 1
Zwei Shimmies; Verschollen

1925 Biography
Kammermusik Nr. 3 op. 36 Nr. 2
Kammermusik Nr. 4 op. 36 Nr. 3
Klaviermusik op. 37, First Part: Exercise in Three Pieces
Konzert für Orchester op. 38
3 Anekdoten für Radio (published as "Drei Stücke für 5 Instrumente")

1926 Biography
Cardillac op. 39
Musik für mechanische Instrumente op. 40
Konzertmusik für Blasorchester op. 41
Lieder für Singkreise op. 43,2
Übungen für Geiger
Rondo aus der Klaviermusik op. 37, arranged for mechanical piano

1927 Biography
Klaviermusik op. 37, Second Part: Series of Short Pieces
Spielmusik für Streichorchester, Flöten und Oboen op. 43,1
Kammermusik Nr. 5 op. 36 Nr. 4
Musik für mechanische Instrumente, Fragment
Kammermusik Nr. 6 op. 46 Nr. 1
Hin und zurück op. 45a
Kammermusik Nr. 7 op. 46 Nr. 2
Zwei Lieder für drei Singstimmen
Schulwerk für Instrumental-Zusammenspiel op. 44
Stücke für Flöte allein (published as: Acht Stücke für Flöte allein.)
Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leyptziger Allerley.

1928 Biography
Filmmusik for Mechanical (Welte) Piano to the Film "Vormittagsspuk" (Morning Spook). Lost.
Trio für Klavier, Bratsche und Heckelphon op. 47
Lügenlied
Spruch eines Fahrenden
Kanon zu vier Stimmen for the Hotel Grotrian

1929 Biography
Sing- und Spielmusik für Liebhaber und Musikfreunde op. 45
Neues vom Tage
Der Lindberghflug
Lehrstück
Klavierstück

1930 Biography
Kammermusik Nr. 6 op. 46 Nr. 1, second version
Konzertmusik für Solobratsche und grösseres Kammerorchester op. 48, early version
Konzertmusik für Solobratsche und grösseres Kammerorchester op. 48, definitive version
Konzertmusik für Klavier, Blechbläser und Harfen op. 49
Konzertmusik für Streichorchester und Blechbläser op. 50
Neues vom Tage, Overture to the Opera, with a Concert Finale
Grammophonplatten-eigene Stücke
Des kleinen Elektromusikers Lieblinge
Männerchöre a cappella
Chorlieder für Knaben
Sabinchen
Wir bauen eine Stadt
Triosatz für 3 Gitarren

1931 Biography
Musik zu einem abstrakten Fischinger-Film. Lost.
Einige Klavierstücke - sketches
Das Unaufhörliche
Konzertstück für ein Trautonium mit Begleitung des Streichorchesters
Reklamefilm Clermont & Fouet. Lost.
Spiel- und Hörschule, partially lost.
44 Stücke für eine und zwei Geigen
Der Tod
Musik zu einem Trickfilm. Lost.
Zwei Duette für zwei Geigen

1932 Biography
Filmmusik für Violine solo zu einem Fischinger-Film. Lost.
Philharmonisches Konzert
Plöner Musiktag
Übungsstück für das Räuberorchester in der Hochschule. Lost.
Marsch für Blasmusik. Lost.

1933 Biography
4 Lieder nach Texten von Matthias Claudius, partially lost.
2. Trio für Geige, Bratsche und Cello
4 Lieder nach Texten von Rückert, partially lost.
4 Lieder nach Texten von Novalis
Drei Lieder nach Texten von Wilhelm Busch
Sechs Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Hölderlin
Konzertstück für zwei Altsaxophone
Kadenzen zu Mozartkonzerten, partially lost.

1934 Biography
Duettsatz für Bratsche und Cello
Symphonie "Mathis der Maler"
Ausflugskantate. Lost.

1935 Biography
Vorschläge für den Aufbau des Türkischen Musiklebens Part 1
Das Marienleben, new version
Mathis der Maler
Vier Lieder nach Texten des Angelus Silesius
Langsames Stück und Rondo für Trautonium, preserved in a reconstruction by Oskar Sala
Sonate in E für Geige und Klavier
Der Schwanendreher
Sechs Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Hölderlin, second version
Duett für Fagott und Kontrabass. Lost.

1936 Biography
Unterweisung im Tonsatz. 1. Theoretischer Teil (first version)
Vorschläge für den Aufbau des Türkischen Musiklebens Part 2
Trauermusik
Lieder nach Texten von Clemens Brentano
Das Köhlerweib ist trunken
Erste Sonate für Klavier
Variationen. Ursprünglicher 2. Satz aus der Ersten Sonate für Klavier
Zweite Sonate für Klavier
Dritte Sonate für Klavier
Sonate für Flöte und Klavier
Bearbeitungen ausländischer Lieder für Streichquintett und Klarinette. Lost.

1937 Biography
Unterweisung im Tonsatz. 1. Theoretischer Teil (definitive version)
Vorschläge für den Aufbau des Türkischen Musiklebens Part 3
Five Songs On Old Texts
Sonate für Bratsche solo
Erste Sonate für Orgel
Zweite Sonate für Orgel
Symphonische Tänze for Large Orchestra
Robert Schumann, Violinkonzert d-moll, arrangement of the violin part

1938 Biography
Nobilissima Visione
Nobilissima Visione, Orchestral Suite Based on the Music of the Dance Legend
9 kleine Lieder für amerikanisches Schulliederbuch
Drei leichte Stücke für Cello und Klavier
Sonate für Fagott und Klavier
Quartett für Klarinette, Geige, Cello und Klavier
Sonate für Oboe und Klavier
Sonate für Klavier vierhändig
Unterweisung im Tonsatz. Übungsbuch für den zweistimmigen

1939 Biography
Sonate für Bratsche und Klavier
Chöre für vier Männerstimmen
Lieder aus "Das Marienleben", für Sopran und Orchester
Konzert für Violine und Orchester
Der Einsiedler
Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Nietzsche
Sonate in C für Geige und Klavier
Six chansons
Sonate in B für Klarinette und Klavier
Sonate für Harfe
Erster Schnee
Variationen über ein altes Tanzlied
Sonate für Horn und Klavier
Sonate für Trompete und Klavier

1940 Biography
Theme with four Variations
Symphonie in Es
Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester
Sonate für Orgel nach alten Volksliedern
A Song of Music / Lied von der Musik
Exiit edictum, first setting
Fuge für Klavier
Old Irish Air

1941 Biography
Sonata for Trombone and Piano
Du bist mein - I am of thee
In Principio erat Verbum
Cum natus esset
Stücke für Fagott und Violoncello
Geburtstagskanon für Richard Donovan
Introduction and Passacaglia for String Trio
Enthusiasm
Sonata for Piano, first movement
Agnus Dei und Dona nobis
Poor Lazarus and the rich man. Fragment
A Frog he went a-courting
Sonata for English Horn and Piano
Sonata for Two Pianos, Four Hands
Ludus tonalis

1942 Biography
Frauenklage - Lady's Lament
Zum Abschiede meiner Tochter
Nach einer alten Skizze
Abendständchen
Tränenkrüglein
Trübes Wetter
O Grille, sing
Abendwolke
Ich will Trauern lassen stehn
Wer wusste je das Leben recht zu fassen
On arrange et on compose
La cigale et la fourmi
Lampe du soir
Eau qui se presse
C'est de la côte d'Adam
On hearing "The Last Rose of Summer"
Echo
On a Fly Drinking out of his Cup
The Whistlin' Thief
Envoy
The Wild Flower's Song
To a Snowflake
La Belle Dame sans Merci
Levis exsurgit Zephyrus
Kleine Sonate für Cello und Klavier.
Gay
6 ganz leichte Stücke für Fagott und Cello.
Blockflötentrio
Canon à 4. Sing, hevin imperial ... Christmas Canon 1942
Echo

1943 Biography
Amor and Psyche (Farnesina)
Symphonic Metamorphosis
6th String Quartet in E flat
Sonate für Althorn und Klavier
Sing on there in the swamp
Ascendente Jesu in naviculam
Dame Music, new version of Frau Musica.
Canon à 4. Birthday Canon for Ernest Ansermet
Reconstruction: Claudio Monteverdi, Orfeo

1944 Biography
Hérodiade
Bal des pendus
Sainte
Le Revenant
To Music, to becalm his Fever
Ranae ad Solem
Pastores loquebantur
Nuptiae factae sunt
Ludus minor
Sine musica nulla disciplina
Melodrama.
The Expiring Frog: recitative e aria ranatica

1945 Biography
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Canon á 4
7th String Quartet in E flat

1946 Biography
Symphonia Serena
When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom'd. A Requiem "For those we love" / Als Flieder jüngst mir im Garten blüht'. Ein Requiem "Für die, die wir lieben"

1947 Biography
Apparebit repentina dies
Concerto for Clarinet in A and Orchestra

 
Paul Hindemith's list of works in his own autograph
Compositions
1939 - 1954

1948 Biography
Das Marienleben, new version
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
Blasseptett

1949 Biography
Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
Sonate für Kontrabass und Klavier
The Demon of the Gibbet / Galgenritt
Birthday Canon for Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
Kanon zu drei Stimmen. For Preussner's 50th Birthday

1950 Biography
Sinfonietta in E

1951 Biography
Symphonie "Die Harmonie der Welt"
Symphony in B flat for Concert Band

1952 Biography
Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon and String Orchestra
Cardillac, new version
Sonate für vier Hörner
Kanon zu fünf Stimmen. For Ludwig Strecker's 70th Birthday
Kanon zu sechs Stimmen. For the 25th Anniversary of the Basle Chamber Orchestra

1953 Biography
Kanon zu drei Stimmen. For the Straumanns' Baby Ulrich Daniel
Ite angeli veloces. Cantique de l'espérance

1954 Biography
Neues vom Tage, new version
Canon à 3. For the Amigos de la Musica in Buenos Aires
Kanon à 11. For Ernest Ansermet

1955 Biography
Arrangement of Max Reger, 100. Psalm
Sonate für Basstuba und Klavier
Quintett für Klarinette und Streichquartett, late version
Two Songs
Kanon zu vier Stimmen. To the Vienna State Opera with Warmest Wishes on the Occasion of its Reopening

1956 Biography
Ite angeli veloces. Chant de triomphe du roi David and Custos quid de nocte
Kanon zu drei Stimmen. On the Occasion of the Vienna Concert Society's 40th Anniversary
Kanon zu vier Stimmen. For Othmar Schoeck's 70th Birthday

1957 Biography
Die Harmonie der Welt
Kanon zu drei Stimmen. For Heinz Tiessen's 70th Birthday
Kanon zu drei Stimmen. For Igor Strawinsky's 75th Birthday

1958 Biography
Pittsburgh Symphony
Oktett
Suite französischer Tänze from the "Livres de Danceries" of Claude Gervaise and Estienne du Tertre printed by Pierre d'Attaignant for Small Orchestra
Angelus Domini apparuit
Defuncto Herode
Fünfstimmige Madrigale nach Texten von Josef Weinheber
Kanon zu drei Stimmen. For the Vienna Singing Academy on the Occasion of its 100th Anniversary
Kanon zu drei Stimmen. For Emil Preetorius's 75th Birthday
Kanon zu vier Stimmen. For A.-E. Cherbuliez's 70th Birthday
Kanon, siebenstimmig. With Best Wishes to the Rias Chamber Choir on its Anniversary
Kanon, neunstimmig. To the Rias Chamber Choir on the Occasion of its Tenth Anniversary

1959 Biography
Sechs Lieder aus "Das Marienleben" für Sopran und Orchester
Dicebat Jesus Scribis et Pharisaeis
Dixit Jesus Petro
Erat Joseph et Maria
Cum factus esset Jesus annorum duodecim
Vidit Joannes Jesum venientem
Kanon zu vier Stimmen. For Joseph Haas on his 80th Birthday
Festmarsch (Kanon) für Männerchor und Tuba. For Volkmar Andreae on his 80th Birthday

1960 Biography
Marsch für Orchester über den alten "Schweizerton"
Exiit edictum
Cum descendisset Jesus de monte
Kanon zu drei Stimmen. I wanted to thank everyone by post

1961 Biography
The Long Christmas Dinner - Das lange Weihnachtsmahl

1962 Biography
Mainzer Umzug. Public Entertainment
2 Kanons zu drei Stimmen. For Tex's 80th Birthday
Kanon zu fünf Stimmen. For Ludwig Strecker on his 80th Birthday

1963 Biography
Concerto for Organ and Orchestra
Kanon zu vier Stimmen. For Hans Scharoun's 70th Birthday
Messe for Mixed Choir A Cappella
Credo. Fragment

 
Paul Hindemith's list of works in his own autograph, Compositions from 1955 on

 

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