Yale University Library


OHAM: Don Loach on Hindemith


HINDEMITH PROJECT                           Interview no. 30/42


Don Loach

with Caitriona Bolster

University of Virginia, Music Dept.

Charlottesville, Virginia

April 4, 1976



Table of Contents


Side A                                                                                                                        pp.  1-20


Early training and background--study at Yale, beginning in 1950--classroom anecdotes--Yehudi Wyner, Easley Blackwood as Hindemith students--further classroom anecdotes--Hindemith's attitudes towards other contemporary composers--Hindemith's position in 20th-century music--Hindemith's Mass--Hindemith's post-Yale years--Zürich--study in Zürich under Hindemith--Zürich performance of Cardillac--Collegium Musicum.

Side B                                                                                                                                    pp. 20-38


Hindemith as conductor--matters of performance practice--choral works of Hindemith--study in Zürich, continued--Hindemith's early years--fascination with trains--fondness for Bruckner--trio with Feuermann, Goldberg--comments regarding The Rake's Progress--Loach's interest in counterpoint--Yale performers, Hindemith's coaching.