Episode: Composers Datebook for Thursday, May 5, 2016


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Composers Datebook for Thursday, May 5, 2016
Debussy's Violin Sonata

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Composers Datebook > "The Hindemith Case"

On today's date in 1938, "Mathis the Painter," an opera by the German composer Paul Hindemith, had its premiere performance in Zurich, Switzerland. This work had been scheduled to be premiered in Berlin four years earlier. In 1934, the great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler had scheduled it at the Berlin Opera, but the newly-installed Nazi regime canceled the premiere...
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