Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet) is a ballet developed by Oskar Schlemmer. It premiered in Stuttgart, on 30 September 1922, with music composed by Paul Hindemith and with the performers Elsa Hotzel and Albert Burger. The ballet became the most widely performed avant-garde artistic dance and while Schlemmer was at the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1929, the ballet toured, helping to spread the ethos of the Bauhaus”- Wikipedia Link

Filmed version of this ballet (30 minutes) is available for viewing here.


String Quartet no. 2, op. 10

Kocian Quartet

There are many times at which Hindemith is endearing, even while remaining a bit uncomfortable. Geheimnisvoll, he writes: shhhhh. 

I’m aching to move into my apartment solely for the fact that I can practice in a practice room again. Whenever I’m living at home, whether it be for a week or for a whole year, I find my practicing productivity to decline. Maybe it’s simply because it’s easier for me to relax, or because I constantly have the, “I’ll practice later, I have all day” mentality. Either way, I get nothing done flute-wise when I’m home. Right now I’m attempting to start two new etude books, while nitpicking my way though Hindemith’s Eight Pieces. Though seemingly simple pieces, they become a lot more demanding and challenging when you’re studying them with a man who was a close friend of Hindemith’s. If you really break it down, there’s a lot to them. Which honestly makes me adore them even more than I did before. I just hope that I can prep these pieces well enough before my lesson on Wednesday. Especially considering the fact that I can barely move my upper body after my car accident. I digress though. What I really wanted to say was I hope I’m back in a practice room sooner rather than later because I know I’ll get more done there.