A conductor's interpretive analysis of Paul Hindemith's "Konzertmusik fur Blasorchester, Opus 41" (Movement I)
Paul Hindemith's Konzertmusik fur Blasorchester continues to be a standard in the wind band repertoire both because of its complexity and historical context. Although the piece is not played as much as other works by the same composer, it has withstood the test of time and continues to do so because of its merit and respect from conductors over the past 80 years. Through the division of structure, musical elements, harmonic line and counterpoint, this complex piece can be studied with greater attention to detail. This type of analysis for the conductor is paramount in understanding each attribute of the music. Once all aspects have been analyzed, it is then the combination of these traits and how they correlate which allows the conductor to render an informed interpretation of the composition.
Pedroza, Francisco David, "A conductor's interpretive analysis of Paul Hindemith's "Konzertmusik fur Blasorchester, Opus 41" (Movement I)" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1546339.