child's play - a concert for strings
short pieces for 2 and 3 violins (1998)
2. At the cinema
3. ... undecided ...
4. Waltz elegy for Fabian
The man from Mexiko
6. 3 + 2 = 5
7. Evening mood
8. March canon
10. "Ha amen Ort e Blüemli gseh ..." (after an
11. Syncopated song
12. 2 + 3 = 5
13. ... one
behind the other and together ...
14. Lullaby for Lara
15. Waltz canon
Cat and mouse
17. Little melody for Anja
18. ... loud and soft ...
"I heard a little bird singing ..." (after an alemannic folksong)
20. Tango canon with pedal point
Robert Lienau RL 41060 / ISMN 979-0-011-41060-8
young musicians to chamber music is one or the most important duties of a violin
teacher or a music school. What we lack in particular is good contemporary music
of a high educational standard that can be performed by children during the early
stages of learning. My enthusiasm for this collection is huge, because it meets
this very need.
Hummel provides a playful introduction to a wide variety of
musical terms, forms and styles in 20 short duos and trios. Suggestions for small-scale
percussive accompaniment extend the sound range of the pieces which can be performed
singly or as a cycle - perhaps also in conjunction with short poems and stories.
would like to add that I personally was particularly delighted to get to know
this work. As a young student in Würzburg, as a resuit of many encounters
with Bertold Hummel I always regarded him as a model of a benevolent and enthusiastic
teacher, composer and humanist. I hope to see this book on many children's music
stands, teaching them what fun good music can be!
you can find other Duos for violins:
Christmas carols for 2 violins
for Bärenreiter and Schott