commentary to opus 36b

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Finale (Introduction and Allegro molto) for 4 Violas, op 36b (1968/1997)

First performance: February 6, 2000, Hamburg, St. Nikolai-Kirche
Stefanie Friess / Andrea Hummel / Till Krause / Christian Stahnke

Duration: 4 Minutes

Publisher: N. Simrock Hamburg-London (Boosey & Hawkes)
Score and Parts: ISMN M-2211-1666-6


At the suggestion of his viola-playing daughter-in-law Andrea, Bertold Hummel arranged the final movement of his Divertimento for 4 violins or violin-orchestra, op. 36a for 4 violas. The piece was premièred as an effective finale to a viola concert programme in Hamburg in February, 2000.

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