Yale University Library


OHAM: Robert Hickok on Hindemith


Robert Hickok

with Caitriona Bolster

School of Performing Arts

Brooklyn College

April 7, 1976



Cassette Side a:                                                                                            pp. 1-22

Early musical training--student at Yale, 1945-49--Hindemith's approach as teacher--Gertrud Hindemith--Hindemith and Schönberg--Collegium Musicum at Yale--Hindemith's approach to early music--Hindemith and Schrade--Collegium Musicum--"composition" study under Hindemith--Hindemith in the classroom--Hindemith's impact on American musical scene--Hindemith's entrance exam for prospective pupils--Hindemith as standard-setter at Yale.

Cassette Side b:                                                                                           pp. 22-41


Hickok's post-Yale years--Hindemith as teacher--Hickok as choral conductor--Hickok's views on Hindemith's music--anecdotes about individual Hindemith works--Hindemith and Koussevitzky--Hindemith's personality, philosophy--Hindemith in the classroom--other composition teachers at Yale--Hindemith's temper--Hindemith's literary tastes--parties at the Hindemith home--Hindemith's personality, philosophy--Hindemith and Roy Harris--tensions from Tanglewood years--final meeting with Hindemith.