We cannot establish laws which govern the way a creative mind works. Each individual has to develop his own procedure.
Paul Hindemith is one of the most important representatives of twentieth-century music. He made his breakthrough in 1921 at the first «Donaueschingen Chamber Music Days». Over night, he moved to the forefront of the musical avant-garde in Germany and at the same time established his reputation as an internationally renowned violist. At the zenith of his career, Hindemith came into conflict with the National Socialists beginning in 1933. He emigrated to Switzerland in 1938 and then settled in the USA in 1940. As an American citizen, he returned definitively to Europe in 1953. Aside from his activities as a composer, instrumentalist and conductor, essential elements in Hindemith's production include his music-theoretical and pedagogical writings.
The Fondation Hindemith is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the cultural legacy of Paul Hindemith. to the Foundation ›››
Hindemith's final residence in Blonay on Lake Geneva today houses the "Hindemith Music Centre" sustained by the Fondation Hindemith, a place of encounter and continued education for students and musicians from around the world. to the Music Centre ›››
By order of the Fondation Hindemith, the Hindemith Institut Frankfurt preserves all sources from Hindemith's estate that serve scholarly research into the composer's work. The Institute is located in rooms of the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. to the Institute ›››
In the «Kuhhirtenturm» in Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen, in which Hindemith lived from 1923 until 1927, there is an exhibition on the life and work of the composer conceived by the Hindemith Institute in Frankfurt, as well as a concert room. to the Cabinet ›››