Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now: "Hindemith's Mathis der Maler Symphony and the Artwork of Max Beckmann"
Hindemith composed his Mathis der Maler Symphony in 1934 during the beginning stages of work on an opera of the same name. It centers on the medieval artist Matthias Grünewald, whose famous altarpiece Max Beckmann admired. Both Hindemith and Beckmann ran afoul of the Nazi regime as artists and emigrated to the United States.
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This concert is presented in conjunction with Max Beckmann in New York, on view October 19, 2016–February 20, 2017.
Recorded October 16, 2016