High Noon Curator Talk
"Hindemith’s Musical Responses to WWI"
Nicholas Alexander Brown, Music Division
German composer Paul Hindemith was deeply affected by the devastating experience of WWI in European society. He came of age during the war and translated his reflections into poignant musical compositions that address many of the themes that pervade all types of global conflict, including death and loss of innocence. The Library of Congress Music Division holds several Hindemith manuscripts, as well as archival documents that relate to his career.
Presented in association with the Library of Congress exhibition, “World War I: American Artists View the Great War”
Daytime Event without Reservations
Registration is encouraged but not required—opens January 4, 2017—10am ET.
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Photo: Paul Hindemith, 1959, New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress) https://www.loc.gov/item/2001697011/