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AGP152-153 - Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) | 7 Kammermusiken (1922-1927)

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  1. Kammermusik No. 1 for small orchestra, op. 24/1 [15:01] [MP3]

  2. Kammermusik No. 2 for obligato piano and 12 solo instruments, op. 36/1, movements 1 & 2 [11:15] [MP3]

  3. Kammermusik No. 2 for obligato piano and 12 solo instruments, op. 36/1, movements 3 & 4 [7:45] [MP3]

  4. Kammermusik No. 3 for obligato cello and 10 solo instruments, op. 36/2 [18:21] [MP3]

  5. Kammermusik No. 4 for solo violin and large chamber orchestra, op. 36/3 [21:32] [MP3]

  6. Kammermusik No. 5 for solo viola and large chamber orchestra, op. 36/4 [19:24] [MP3]

  7. Kammermusik No. 6 for viola d'amore and chamber orchestra, op. 46/1 [17:30] [MP3]

  8. Kammermusik No. 7 concert for organ and chamber orchestra, op. 46/2 [17:27] [MP3]

  9. AGP 152-153 notes [TXT]

  10. LP liner notes [PDF]


The Avant Garde Project continues its nostalgic revue of the early avant garde (one of the works in AGP151 will be a century old next year) with two installments devoted to Die Sieben Kammermusiken, one of the central publications of Paul Hindemith's early maturity. Other recordings of this collection are available on CD, but this one does not appear to be. It is performed by Ensemble 13 Baden Baden, and was published in 1978 as a 3LP set on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (1 C 65-99721/23). The excellent recording was produced by Paul Dery, Anita Forst, and Wolfgang Wlorczyk, and engineered by Anton Enders and Norbert Klövekorn.

The transcription is very clean and detailed. The torrent includes a PDF file with scans of the extensive notes in German from the booklet that came with the set, including names of the performers in each work. The PDF file also has the notes in English from another recording I have of this collection, for the benefit of AGP partisans who don't read German well.