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Conc. for va. and small orch. by Hindemith based on Ger. folk‐songs, the soloist being (in composer's words) one ‘who comes among merry company and performs the music he has brought from afar: songs grave and gay and, to conclude, a dance’. Movts. are entitled: (1) Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal (Between mountain and deep valley); (2) Nun laube, Lindlein, laube (Now shed your leaves, little linden); (3) Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher? (Is it not the swan‐turner?). F.p. Amsterdam 1935, Hindemith (soloist), Mengelberg (cond.).

(1) Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal (Between mountain and deep valley); (2) Nun laube, Lindlein, laube (Now shed your leaves, little linden); (3) Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher? (Is it not the swan‐turner?). F.p. Amsterdam 1935, Hindemith (soloist), Mengelberg (cond.).

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