The Twentieth Century

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Sonate I Jean Langlais (1907-1991) Ave Maria, Ave maris stella (No. 1 of Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes) Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria It would be quite impossible, in the space of half an hour, to present a definitive programme of music from the twentieth century. This applies … Continue reading The Twentieth Century

Old and New

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) -- Sonata II: i. Lebhaft, ii. Ruhig bewegt,  iii. Fuge: Mässig bewegt, heiter Paul Hindemith escaped Hitler’s Germany and made his home in the United States. He used traditional Baroque and Classical forms and structures, combined with an interesting harmonic style whose dissonance always resolves, and whose tonal base always brings us … Continue reading Old and New