978-0-7148-3174-9 / 0714831743

Hartmann, Hindemith & Henze (20th Century Composers)

by Rickards, Guy

Publisher:Phaidon Press



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Paperback. Pub Date: October 1995 Pages: 239 in Publisher: Phaidon Press The biographies of the three composers the who. in the this century have dominated the mainstream development of German music are contained in this book: Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-63) and Hans Werner Henze (b. 1926). Despite markedly different approaches (and political sensibilities) all three have united experimentation with traditional (German) expression. Hartmann has remained an influence on Henze's music while both were influenced early in their careers by Hindemith. Although born at different times. coming from different backgrounds and locations. there are parallels between their careers. particularly during the crucial period when the Nazis were in power and in the aftermath of the German defeat. All three suffered exile or alienation from German life: Hindemith on ...

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