Paul Hindemith

1895 - 1963

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Paul Hindemith ( POWL HIN-də-mit; 16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a German and American composer, music theorist, teacher, violist and conductor. He founded the Amar Quartet in 1921, touring extensively in Europe. As a composer, he became a major advocate of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) style of music in the 1920s, with compositions such as Kammermusik, including works with viola and viola d'amore as solo instruments in a neo-Bachian spirit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Hindemith has received more than 877,912 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 54 in 2019). Paul Hindemith is the 105th most popular composer (down from 99th in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from Germany (down from 307th in 2019) and the 20th most popular German Composer.

Paul Hindemith is most famous for his operas, symphonies, concertos, and chamber music.

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Among composers, Paul Hindemith ranks 105 out of 1,451Before him are John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Jacopo Peri, Francis Poulenc, Zoltán Kodály, and Adolphe Adam. After him are Heinrich Schütz, Manuel de Falla, Carlo Gesualdo, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giulio Caccini, and Joaquín Rodrigo.

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Among people born in 1895, Paul Hindemith ranks 25Before him are Dolores Ibárruri, Nikolai Yezhov, Sergei Yesenin, Ludvík Svoboda, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Folke Bernadotte. After him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Semyon Timoshenko, Anastas Mikoyan, Gerhard Domagk, Cemal Gürsel, and Ragnar Frisch. Among people deceased in 1963, Paul Hindemith ranks 19Before him are Abd el-Krim, Yasujirō Ozu, Nâzım Hikmet, Theodor Heuss, Francis Poulenc, and Sylvia Plath. After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Thích Quảng Đức, Abd al-Karim Qasim, and Carmen Amaya.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Paul Hindemith ranks 358 out of 7,253Before him are Emil Kraepelin (1856), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Theodor Schwann (1810), Otto Dix (1891), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), and Christian V of Denmark (1646). After him are Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Heinrich Schütz (1585), Heinrich Mann (1871), Konrad Zuse (1910), Ludwig Beck (1880), and Ernst Thälmann (1886).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Paul Hindemith ranks 20Before him are Johann Christian Bach (1735), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Hans Zimmer (1957), Johann Pachelbel (1653), and Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928). After him are Heinrich Schütz (1585), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Max Bruch (1838), and Kurt Weill (1900).