Musical Borrowing
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[+] Metz, Günther. "Das Webern-Zitat in Hindemiths Pittsburgh Symphony." Archiv für Musikwissenschaft 42 (July 1985): 200-12.

In the 3rd movement (Ostinato) of Hindemith's Pittsburgh Symphony, an abrupt tempo/character change occurs, which eventually arrives at a più tranquillo. At this point, there is a quotation from Webern's Symphony, Op. 21. Hindemith makes several alterations: a nearly doubled metronome marking, an octave (higher) displacement, dynamics, and instrumentation. The intervals themselves are also often reversed or omitted.

Index Classifications: 1900s

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