Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

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Orch. work by Hindemith, comp. 1940–3, f.p. NY 1944. Originated in sketches (1940) for ballet for Massine on Weber themes, using Turandot ov. The Weber themes used are: 1st movt. (Allegro), No.4 (All'Ongarese) of Eight Pieces for pf. duet, 1818–19; 2nd movt. (Turandot Scherzo), theme from ov. to incid. mus. for Schiller's trans. of Gozzi's Turandot, Prinzessin von China, 1809; 3rd movt. (Andantino), No.2 of 6 Petites Pièces faciles, pf. duet, 1801; 4th movt. (Marsch), No.7 of Eight Pieces for pf. duet, 1818–19.

Subjects: Music.

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