commentary to opus 82b
Duettino for Vibraphone (Cymbals) and Piano, op. 82b (1985)
performance: November 11, 1986, Augsburg, Leopold-Mozart-Konservatorium
Duration: 7 MinutesPublisher: Schott Music ED 20975 / ISMN: 979-0-001-17441-1
In the Meditation a passacaglia is built on the base of 12 different clusters in the piano; the series begins in the third bar after a short introduction, is completely repeated three times, and counterpointed by the ever transforming vibraphone melody. Framing the movement the introduction is repeated at the end.
character of the second movement Ostinato is moulded by an ascending
four-note motive contrasted by a damper-pedalled eight-tone sequence
Bertold Hummel (Translation: Jean Henssler / Daniela Koreimann)