Hummel, Bertold

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Bertold Hummel


Born: November 27, 1925

Died: August 9, 2002 in Würzburg

Country: Hüfingen (Baden), Germany

Studies: conservatories Freiburg and Breisgau (1947-54)

Teachers: Harald Genzmer


Bertold Hummel was born November 27, 1925 in Hüfingen (Baden). He studied at the Academy of Music in Freiburg from 1947 to 1954, taking composition with Harald Genzmer, and cello with Atis Teichmanis. He toured as a cellist and composer between 1954 and 1956, worked as choirmaster in Freiburg, as well as for the Südwestrundfunk Baden-Baden broadcasting station from 1956 to 1963. He became a teacher of composition at Würzburg in 1963 where he directed the Studio for New Music for the next 25 years. After becoming a professor in 1974, he was president of the Würzburg College of Music from 1979 to 1987 (and was an honorary president after 1988), and in 1982 he became a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts. Hummel travelled as a guest lecturer, and received performances of his work in countries all over the world. He died August 9, 2002 in Würzburg.[1]

Works for Percussion

"in honorem..." op.98a - Multiple Percussion; Organ
5 Aspekte, op.88d - Percussion Trio
8 Klangbilder, op.99a - Multiple Percussion
Due á Due, op.88a - Multiple Percussion; Saxophone
Duettino für Vibrafon und Klavier, op.82b - Vibraphone; Piano
Fresken 70 für Schlagzeugquartett, op.38 - Percussion Quartet
Fünf Anrufungen, op.81b - Multiple Percussion
Fünf Szenen für zwei Schlagzeuger, op.58 - Percussion Duo - 2 Vibraphones, 2 Marimba
Ikonen, op.57a - Vibraphone
In Memoriam, op.74 - Multiple Percussion; Organ
Konzertante Musik, op.86 - Vibraphone/Marimba; Orchestra
Ludi A Tre, op.29 - Multiple Percussion; Oboe; Piano
Marimbana, op.95d - Marimba
Pentafonia, op.53a&b - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Quattro Pezzi, op.92 - Multiple Percussion
Schlagzeugkonzert (Percussion Concerto), op.70 - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Tempo Di Valse, op.76c - Vibraphone
Trio für Trompete, Schlagzeug und Klavier, op.82a - Multiple Percussion; Trumpet; Piano
Widmung für Peter Sadlo, op.87g - Multiple Percussion