Music: Hindemith's Big Week

Few living composers had ever had so much of their music played in one week. Everyone seemed to burst out playing the knotty, dissonant music of Paul Hindemith.

Violinist Robert Brink had just put his fiddle away after playing Hindemith's Sonata in E at Manhattan's Town Hall, when the Guilet Quartet moved in to play a Hindemith quartet. Next night, in Carnegie Hall, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra marched through his Symphony in E Flat; three blocks away, Ballet Society danced The Four Temperaments—music by Hindemith. Next night, in Carnegie Hall, George Szell...

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