Five stars for ‘most boring composer’?main
It surprised me, too.
The adjective most readily connected with Paul Hindemith is ‘boring’. The nickname is Windy Hindy.
The German composer, so proficient he could compose a piece to order in 30 minutes, suffers from a reputation for being too clever by half and not feeling a thing. A kind of Max Reger without the sense of humour, if you get my drift.
I’ve heard a lot of Hindemith’s music and some of it I admire, though not to the point of distraction.
Then this disc blew me away. Read Album of the Week here.