Then & Now 6/28: Now THAT'S Fast!
On this date in 1916, Paul Hindemith’s Cello Concerto had its first performance given by the Frankfurt Conservatory Orchestra, with the composer conducting.
You can hear some fantastic Hindemith this weekend on From the Top which features a wild performance by a 14-year-old violist who tackles a piece with the extraordinary tempo marking of 600-640 beats per minute. That’s fast! Hear it this Sunday afternoon at 5:00 on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9. [photo: pixabay_geralt9301]