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Paul Hindemith was revolutionary and a musical genius Many people who lived around the same time saw him as nothing more than an untalented noisemaker Granted these people didnt have all of the various forms of music that we have today but untalented would not be a word I would use to describe Paul Hindemith He helped begin the last great change in classical music from the Romantic Era which was very tonal and diatonic to 20th Century Modern Music which is extremely atonal Diatonic means within in the key In other words everything sounds nice and pretty There are no weird noises no funny pitches Atonal itself is defined as the avoidance of the traditional musical tonality or in laymans terms it sounds very weirdPaul Hindemith was born in the German State of Hesse in 1885 and grew up in Germany After he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Frankfurt-am-Main he was appointed conductor of the opera orchestra 1915-1923 In 1921 he also helped organize the famous Amar-Hindemith Quartet in which he played viola In 1927 he became the composition teacher at the Musikhochschuk in Berlin Germany In 1934 Hitler banned his work in Germany because of its extreme modernism Around the same time Hindemith was forced to flee the country of his birth after being openly opposed to Hitler and the doctrines of Goebbels Emory University website The doctrines were documents written by Dr Joseph Goebbels recording the history of the Nazi party Encyclopedia Britanica Online In late 1939 he moved to the United States and became the composition professor at Yale University He was only there until World War II ended After the war he returned to Europe to take the position of the professor of composition at Zurich University He died from a heart attack in a hospital in Frankfurt in December of 1963The earliest known works of Hindemith were written in the year 1913 There were four main pieces
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