Percussion and cello - difficult - Digital Download
For Percussion and Violoncello. Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). This edition: score and parts. Downloadable. Op. 107 b. Duration 16 minutes. Schott Music - Digital #Q6118. Published by Schott Music - Digital (S9.Q6118).
Item Number: S9.Q6118
In summer 2001, Bertold Hummel composed the present work as a commission for the ".Asiago Festival". and brought together in the grand dimensions of his 'Fantasy in one movement' - as he himself termed it - for the first time the instruments he had always loved much during his life.
Asiago - the letters a-s-a-g, corresponding to the notes a, e-flat, a, g in the German musical scale, open and close the work - is a successful excursion into the complex sound combinations of percussion instruments and the mystical, sensuous tone of the violoncello, whereby the stringed instrument occasionally takes on a percussive role and the percussion is sometimes treated like a bowed. Driving rhythms pursue each other, alternating with meditative moments. Chorale fragments lead to a grand cadenza, in which the instrumentalists have the opportunity, following patterns provided, for free improvisation.
The premiè.re of this work took place on 5th August, 2001 in the Duomo di S. Matteo in Asiago in northern Italy and was in the hands of Peter Sadlo and Julius Berger, who are amongst the most committed exponents of Bertold Hummel's works.