commentary to opus 36b
Finale (Introduction and Allegro molto) for 4 Violas, op 36b (1968/1997)
Duration: 4 Minutes
N. Simrock Hamburg-London (Boosey & Hawkes)
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.