‘This is ideal repertoire for the BBCSSO, with its beefy lower strings, its bright, biting brass and searing violins’
This album contains Hindemith’s most popular orchestral works, including the Balanchine-choreographed Symphonic
Metamorphosis, performed with lapidary precision and great empathy by Hyperion regulars the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins, who have proved themselves consummate interpreters of this composer.
Countermanding his reputation a composer of grim, gritty music, this is Hindemith at his most genuinely enjoyable—
as Gavin Plumley writes in his informative booklet notes: ‘Hindemith’s music is both intelligible and intellectual, as
entertaining as it is finely wrought’.