Hindemith: Symphony ‘Mathis der Maler’; Concert Music; Der Schwanendreher


Hindemith: Symphony ‘Mathis der Maler’; Concert Music; Der Schwanendreher
William Steinberg; Daniel Benyamini; Daniel Barenboim
Label
DG
Catalogue No.
4800662
Barcode
00028948006625
Format
1-CD
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PAUL HINDEMITH
Symphony: ‘Mathis der Maler’
Concert Music for Strings & Brass
Der Schwanendreher*

Boston Symphony Orchestra
William Steinberg

Daniel Benyamini, viola
Orchestre de Paris
Daniel Barenboim*

Reviews

‘This disc … belongs in every serious classical music collection’
10/10 ClassicsToday.com

‘Steinberg plays [Mathis der Maler] very ‘straight’, not letting emotional passages become sentimental but still sending a thrill down the spine at the glorious climax of the ‘Three angels’ tune and the hair-raising final ‘Alleluja’; and the Boston strings are wonderfully precise in their enormously busy and exacting lines… The Concert Music, composed four years before Mathis for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary, similarly bustles with energy: it makes a particularly interesting coupling because thematically it contains foreshadowings of Mathis. Benyamini is a splendidly rich-toned soloist in the ‘concerto on folksongs’, Der Schwanendreher, which is excellently recorded’ Gramophone