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Hindemith as Interpreter: The Amar-Hindemith Quartet - Mozart, Beethoven, Bartók
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ARB 139CD ARB 139CD
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10/16/2015

2003 release. The Amar-Hindemith Quartet, formed by the composer Paul Hindemith, existed from 1921 to 1929 and was the foremost ensemble for new music. Their performances were guided by the perspective of a composer's insight and thus reveal musical structure in a unique way. The recording of Bartók's String Quartet No. 2 is a premiere recording; also included are performances of Mozart's String Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 428 and Beethoven's String Quartet in F Major, Op. 95. Due to Hindemith's rising prominence and activities, the group disbanded not long after these recordings were made. As their violist, Hindemith played the most central role, one preferred by Mozart and other string-playing composers who would forgo the prominence of playing first violin in order to pilot the music's inner workings.