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Hindemith, Paul

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1963 AD
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1895 – Paul Hindemith Composer, born on the 16th of November in Hanau, WC Germany. He was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher, music theorist and conductor.

1915 – 1923 – He studied at Frankfurt, then played violin in the Rebner Quartet and the Opera Orchestra, which he often conducted. His works include operas, concertos, and a wide range of instrumental pieces.

1922 – His pieces were heard in the International Society for Contemporary Music festival at Salzburg, which first brought him to the attention of an international audience.

1927 – He taught composition at the Berliner Hochschule für Musik in Berlin.

1937 – 1970 – Wrote a theoretical book The Craft of Musical Composition, in which, amongst many other things, he ranks all musical intervals from the most consonant to the most dissonant.

1934 – His music was banned by the Nazis, and he moved to Turkey, the UK, and the USA.

1935 – He was commissioned by the Turkish government to reorganize that country’s musical education, and, more specifically, was given the task of preparing material for the “Universal and Turkish Polyphonic Music Education Programme” for all music-related institutions in Turkey, a feat which he accomplished to universal acclaim.

1941 – He was appointed professor at Yale.

1943 – His most popular work, both on record and in the concert hall, is probably the Symphonic Metamorphoses of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.

1953 – Appointed professor in Zürich.

1963 – Died on the 28th of December in Frankfurt, Germany.

2.5 (49.23%) 13 votes