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Paul Hindemith

1895 - 1963

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Paul Hindemith (, powl HIN-deh-mitt; 16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a German 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 781,619 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Paul Hindemith is the 99th most popular composer (up from 104th in 2019), the 307th most popular biography from Germany (down from 299th in 2019) and the 18th 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 99 out of 1,216Before him are Léo Delibes, Carlo Gesualdo, Jacopo Peri, Arvo Pärt, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier. After him are Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Guillaume Du Fay, Joaquín Rodrigo, Benjamin Britten, Muzio Clementi, and Mikhail Glinka.

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Among people born in 1895, Paul Hindemith ranks 18Before him are Nikolai Yezhov, Ernst Jünger, Mikhail Bakhtin, Max Horkheimer, Semyon Timoshenko, and Amin al-Husseini. After him are Paul Éluard, Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Henrik Dam, and Sergei Yesenin. Among people deceased in 1963, Paul Hindemith ranks 14Before him are Lee Harvey Oswald, Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, Ngo Dinh Diem, C. S. Lewis, and Abd el-Krim. After him are Nâzım Hikmet, Francis Poulenc, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Sylvia Plath, Theodor Heuss, and Thích Quảng Đức.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Paul Hindemith ranks 307 out of 6,142Before him are Carl Ritter (1779), Franz Marc (1880), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Ernst Ruska (1906), Michael Wittmann (1914), and Johannes Stark (1874). After him are Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Konrad Zuse (1910), and Pina Bausch (1940).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Paul Hindemith ranks 18Before him are Carl Orff (1895), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Johann Pachelbel (1653), and Hans Zimmer (1957). After him are Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Heinrich Schütz (1585), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Max Bruch (1838), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), and Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732).