Harmonie der Welt, Die

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Harmonie der Welt, Die (The Harmony of the World). Opera in 5 acts by Hindemith to his own lib. based on life of 17th-cent. astronomer Johannes Kepler (author of De harmonia mundi). Comp. 1956–7 (earlier sketches). Prod. Munich 1957. Preceded by orch. sym. in 3 movts. comp. 1951, F.p. Basle 1952, f. Brit. p. Edinburgh 1953 cond. Furtwängler.