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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His use of rhythm in the service of form is nothing less than masterful.

Minimax (Hindemith, Paul)

He wrote it for a private gathering of friends and supporters — a party piece. Add Schoenberg, Berg, and Toch, and you basically have the A-team. Unfortunately, the titles are more interesting than the music itself, which could have been written by any competent composer of the period.

If so, I have to say I didn’t know the old man had it in him. He wrote many of jindemith best-known masterpieces before the age of thirty. The rest of it is good student work, but nothing more.

It reflects his current studies with Humperdinck. When I gave away the boy, I had already drilled him quite well in ear training and music, but when I picked him up from school, he was total spoiled. It’s not yet the sound we associate with Hinxemith — 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.


The simplest textures nudge up against some fairly fierce and inventive counterpoint. One interesting feature, a distinctive rhythm, shows up years later in Dreigroschenoperagain in the “Melodrama.

Weill: Complete String Quartets; Hindemith: Minimax

This CD presents early work by two of the most prominent German composers after the war. The urchin had to atone for that the first time until his spunk had returned. It does nothing for his currently low reputation and isn’t fair to the “real” music he wrote during the same year, like the Fourth String Quartet and Das Hinsemith.

If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of hinndemith site may be unavailable. Significantly, Hindemith never published it and asked that his unpublished works never be played after his death. If someone wants to occupy himself with me, he should look at my works.

We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. Every movement title puns on something. If it is satire, nobody knows its target, and it may well be a Hindemith original. Home News Contacts Copyright.

Minimax (Hindemith, Paul) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

No other composer of the twentieth century wrote such a comprehensive and versatile oeuvre comprising all usable genres. Humour, a sense for practical joking and a considerable portion of self-irony marked Hindemith’s character.

On the other hand, they deliver a lovely account of the least satirical movement, “Dandelion at the Brook’s Shore,” a concert waltz.


However, give them real meat, like Weill’s Op. Unlike the earlier quartet, the work belongs wholly to its time and shows many influences, some superficially contradictory: There’s also a psychological coolness to it that nevertheless suggests a disturbance beneath the surface. Hindemlth second movement, a driving scherzo, shows the influence of Mahler in its march trio. They don’t seem to understand that Minimax is crude fun. Hindemith’s early childhood was influenced by his father’s draconian methods of bringing up children.

Indeed, before Weill had finished his studies with Busoni, Hindemith was running one of the most important new-music festivals in Europe. Somehow, Weill synthesizes all these strains into something his own. Hindemith, about five years older and almost entirely self-taught, had found major success as performer, teacher, and composer. Weill’s hindemiht maturity always astonished me he was born in They do a professional job on the Weill b-minor quartet, but it’s not a work that will wow too many, no matter who plays it.

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He should have destroyed it, rather than rely on good will. The Hindemith counts as little more than a jape.