Pantomime from the Opera 'Cardillac' [2 Flutes and Piano]
The present work 'Pantomime' by Paul Hindemith, now available as a separate edition for the first time, comes from his opera 'Cardillac', performed in 1926 for the first time, a musical setting of the mysterious crime story about the goldsmith of the same name from the novella 'Das Fräulein von Scuderi' by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Act I of the opera contains a mimed scene, accompanied by two solo flutes and orchestra. The present edition contains the dialogue of the flutes, rich in gesture, and the reduced orchestra version as piano version. The expressive dialogue of the equal solo flutes is reminiscent of the characteristic music of the silent film. Our separate edition shall make the piece known among flutists and add to the contemporary flute repertoire.