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Re: Hindemith's Harmonie
« Reply #300 on: March 25, 2020, 04:55:43 PM »
I don't recall any real differences between the earlier and later scenes. But it has been a bit since I heard it. 

My general practice is rather boring: the standard begin at the beginning and end at the end routine, I confess.

I did the same, though I had somehow stubbed my aural toe before scene 3.
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Re: Hindemith's Harmonie
« Reply #301 on: March 25, 2020, 05:22:21 PM »
Das Nusch-Nuschi is based on a "play for Burmese marionettes" by the minor Expressionist writer Franz Blei. A nobleman, Zatwai is being all four of the Burmese Emperor's wives. When the crime is discovered, Zatwai's servant manages to throw the blame on an aged general, who is sentenced to be castrated. But the general has previously encountered a terrible mythic beast, the Nusch-Nuschi ("nuts-nuts," the slang sense of nuts for testicles) which bit off the relevant portion of his anatomy; so the executioner has nothing to use his blade upon, and the opera ends in laughter.
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Re: Hindemith's Harmonie
« Reply #302 on: April 04, 2020, 03:31:59 PM »
 Cross-post

Hindemith
Cardillac, Op. 39 (1926 version)

Gerd Albrecht, cond.


This is so fabulously good, I am ashamed that it took me so long to engage with it!
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Re: Hindemith's Harmonie
« Reply #303 on: October 03, 2020, 06:24:15 AM »
Just dropping in to recommend the 5 pieces for strings, Op 44. I think he wrote them as easy pieces which could be played by students (I played them as a student!) but it is a lovely set of miniatures, well worth a listen.