PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Mainzer Umzug for 3 Voices, Chorus and Orchestra, Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, Vorspiel zum Requiem “Als jüngst der Flieder mir im garten blüht, GEORG KARL ZULEHNER (1805-1847): Narrhalla-Marsch.
Catalogue Number: 08X048
Reference: 555 257-2
Description: On 23 June 1962, in the Mainz City Theater, Hindemith conducted the premiere of a commissioned work that he had composed together with the writer and dramatist Carl Zuckmayer for the two thousandth anniversary of the former Roman castellum “Mogontiacum.” In their 39-minute Mainzer Umzug the two authors had the city’s extraordinarily long history, from the Celts to current times, march before the mind’s eye of the public, whose members were delightfully amused by the explanations given by the commentators in dialect and at the end applauded all the participants with tremendous ovations. Needless to say, the specificity of the content has helped it to remain practically unknown today. German-English texts. Marie-Christine Haase (soprano), Alexander Spemann (tenor), Michael Dahmen (baritone), Rheinland-Pfalz State Youth Choir, Mainz Philharmonic State Orchestra; Hermann Baümer.