HINDEMITH, Paul, 1895-1963

Ludi Leonum
Faksimile-Ausgabe eines von Paul Hindemith kolorierten Exemplares des “Ludus tonalis” aus dem Jahre 1950

[Ludus tonalis, piano]

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Mainz, 1994. 23 x 31 cm, 60, iv pp. Full-color facsimile of the illustrated Schirmer edition (New York, 1950), issued on the occasion of the 100 birthday of the composer. Written in New Haven in 1942, Ludus tonalis is P.H.’s longest, most important and ambitious piano composition. On its publication in 1950 the composer personally illustrated a copy with lions in hundreds of disguises & positions related to the musical structure. It was presented to his wife, Gertrud, born under the sign of Leo, on her 50th birthday. Afterword in Eng-Ger-Fr-Sp-Jap by Giselher Schubert. Handsome paper boards with colored illustration of a lion playing a piano. $58


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