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.