Paul Hindemith Autograph, Mathis der Maler, signed Libretto. CoA
Paul Hindemith: Hand-signed libretto for Mathis der Maler, published in 1935.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.13 x 19,7 cm, 56 pages, complete, good condition.
Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963) was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor.
Notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben and opera Mathis der Maler.
In 1940, Hindemith emigrated to the United States. At the same time that he was codifying his musical language, his teaching and compositions began to be affected by his theories, according to critics like Ernest Ansermet. Once in the U.S. he taught primarily at Yale University where he had such notable students as Lukas Foss, Graham George, Norman Dello Joio, Mel Powell, Yehudi Wyner, Harold Shapero, Hans Otte, Ruth Schonthal, Leonard Sarason, and Oscar-winning film director George Roy Hill.
During this time he also gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard, from which the book A Composer’s World was extracted (Hindemith 1952). Hindemith had a long friendship with Erich Katz, whose own compositions were influenced by him.He became an American citizen in 1946, but returned to Europe in 1953, living in Zürich and teaching at the university there. Towards the end of his life he began to conduct more, and made numerous recordings, mostly of his own music.
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