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Hindemith at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Paul (1895-1963) a German composer (=a writer of music) who had great influence on 20th century classical music// // a German airship, which exploded when coming into land in New Jersey, USA, after crossing the Atlantic in 1937. All passengers and crew were killed, and businesses stopped using airships to carry people or goods.//

Hindemith at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

German composer. His talent was noticed early, and he received thorough training on viola, violin, clarinet, and piano. He became concertmaster of the Frankfurt Opera at 20, and began drawing attention as a composer at new-music festivals. Because his wife was Jewish and his music was considered "degenerate" by the Nazis, he left Germany in 1938, coming to the U.S. in 1940. Advocating Gebrauchsmusik ("useful music"), he wrote solo sonatas and concertos for many of the standard orchestral instruments. Mathis der Maler (1935) is the best known of his six operas; the symphony based on it, and the Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber (1943), are widely performed. His extensively worked-out tonal theories resulted in his rewriting (but not necessarily improving) many of his earlier compositions.

Hindemith at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Hindemith
n : German neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that
music should have a social purpose (1895-1963) [syn: {Paul
Hindemith}]