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Paul Hindemith, Symphony “Mathis Der Maler,” 1st Movement
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The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.
The “Mathis der Maler” symphony is based on Hindemith’s opera Mathis der Maler, about the German Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald (c. 1470–August 31, 1528). The first movement is called “Engelskonzert” (Concert of Angels), and it is based on Grünewald’s Concert of Angels (see detail below), which is part of the Isenheim Altarpiece, 1510–15, oil on panel, Musée d’Unterlinden, Colmar, France.
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