Bertold Hummel 1925 - 2002

Bertold Hummel studied composition in 1947 under Harald Genzmer * In 1952, his Missa brevis op.5 is performed at the 'Donaueschinger Musiktage' * After several composition awards, he takes the post of a teacher of composition at the Bavarian State Conservatory of Music, Würzburg in 1963 * He becomes director of the newly-founded 'Studio for New Music' * Composes several religious works for the Würzburg cathedral * His works contain a number of pieces for a solo instrument and orchestra, including horn and percussion * In 1975, his ballet Die letzte Blume (The Last Flower) after James Thurber is performed with great success in Würzburg * He has produced over 100 works, performed in several continents, and won numerous awards

Works by Bertold Hummel include:
Reverenza (Symphony No.2) for orchestra op.30
Die letzte Blume (The Last Flower) op.55a (1975), ballet