Scott Lewis, Paul Hindemith Sonata for Solo Viola (1937)

Scott Lewis on the Paul Hindemith Sonata for Solo Viola (1937):

“It was written by a composer who understands intimately the instrument for which he is writing.
Alfred Einstein encapsulated Hindemith’s relationship to his audience thus: ”He is unwilling to exploit his feelings publicly and he keeps his two feet on the ground. He merely writes music, the best that he can produce.” There is a refreshing lack of pretense and unnecessary drama. Its beauty, for me, lies in its combination of directness of character and multiple shadings of texture and thought, which always leaves me in appreciation of its stark beauty.”

Join us to hear Scott perform the starkly beautiful 1937 Solo Sonata as part of the Utah Viola Society’s Spring Recital.

Sunday, February 26, 3pm. Dumke Recital Hall, University of Utah.

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