A Study of Hindemith’s Violin Concerto

Alice Pratt Brown Hall

Speaker: Likai He Doctoral Candidate Thesis Defense Department: Shepherd School of Music Location: Alice Pratt Brown Hall https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/j/93674155668?pwd=QmMyMTRXd1NYYkJQbG1ycD…

One of the most influential composers of the twentieth century, Paul Hindemith composed only one violin concerto with full orchestra. Completed in 1939, it was widely performed during his lifetime but has since lost much of its popularity. This document will look at the biographical and historical influences surrounding this concerto, as well as stylistic characteristics that often help define Hindemith’s music. An analysis of the concerto will explore the formal and harmonic characteristics of the work. In addition, the document will explore how Hindemith’s theoretical concepts manifest themselves in the piece. Lastly, a discussion of the more practical challenges of the concerto will be included. https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/j/93674155668?pwd=QmMyMTRXd1NYYkJQbG1ycD… Meeting ID: 936 7415 5668 Passcode: 116279 (Department : Shepherd School of Music)