JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL

14st November 1778 --- 17th October 1837

Johann Nepomuk Hummel(born 1778, Pressburg, Bohemia [now Bratislava, Slovakia]--died 1837, Weimar, Thuringia [Germany]), Austrian composer and the outstanding virtuoso pianist during the period of transition from Classical to Romantic musical styles. Hummel studied at an early age with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at whose house in Vienna he lived for two years. Later, accompanied by his father, he toured Germany, Holland, and England for four years as a child-prodigy pianist. In England he studied a year with Muzio Clementi.

Returning to Vienna in 1793, he took instruction from J.G. Albrechtsberger, Joseph Haydn, and Antonio Salieri. From 1804 to 1811 he was chapelmaster to the Esterházy family (a post formerly held by Haydn). After further successes as a pianist and teacher, he became chapelmaster at Weimar (1819).

Hummel's most important compositions are his piano works, consisting of trios, sonatas, rondos, and six concerti, all elegant in style and virtuosic in their melodic writing and ornamentation. Fluent, clear in texture, and well-suited to the light Viennese piano action of his day, these works nevertheless lack the emotional depth and coherence evident in the works of Hummel's great contemporary rival, Ludwig van Beethoven. Hummel also composed nine operas, three masses, a mandolin concerto, and chamber works, notably the Septet in D Minor. He made innovations in fingering methods, published in his Klavierschule ("Piano School") in 1828.

Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica

Last Updated on 22nd September 2001
By Steven

And now for the Music

I like to thank CRM114 (That what he wants to be know as) for the following very nice crafted musicial piese, I will be adding some more over the coming weeks, I like to thank CRM114 for his donation of music files.

"Johann Hummel "Hummel's Trumpet Concerto in E (S49) Third movement -Rondo.", donated & sequenced by CRM114.

(2284)"La Galante (Rondo Brillant) Opus.120". Sequenced by Reginald Steven Ritchie

(2138)"Rondo Opus.11". Sequenced by Reginald Steven Ritchie

My grateful thanks to Randy Reid for donating the following beauitful music, to contact Randy please (troppo@san.rr.com"> Click Here.

(1965)"Piano Trio No.4 in G, Mov.1 Opus 65", Allegro con spirito. Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1966)"Piano Trio No.4 in G, Mov.2 Opus 65", Andante grazioso. Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1967)"Piano Trio No.4 in G, Mov.3 Opus 65", Rondo, Vivace assai e scherzando. Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1968)"Piano Trio No.6, Mov.1". Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1969)"Piano Trio No.6, Mov.2". Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1970)"Piano Trio No.6, Mov.3". Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1953)"Piano Trio No.2 in F, Mov.1", Allegro moderato, Opus 22 (Please click here for some info on piece). Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1954)"Piano Trio No.2 in F, Mov.2", Andante con Variazioni, Opus 22. Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1955)"Piano Trio No.2 in F, Mov.3", (Rondo alla Turca) Vivace. Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1956)"Piano Trio No.7 in F, Mov.1" (Please click here for some info on piece), Allegro con spirito. Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1957)"Piano Trio No.7 in F, Mov.2", Andante quasi Allegro. Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1958)"Piano Trio No.7 in F, Mov.3", (Rondo alla Russa) Rondo vivace. Sequenced by Randy Reid

(1573)Cello Sonata, Op.104-1. Sequencer Unknown

(1574)Cello Sonata, Op.104-2. Sequencer Unknown

(1575)Cello Sonata, Op.104-3. Sequencer Unknown

(1576)Piano Method Pieces 1 to 20. Sequencer Unknown

(1577)Piano Method Pieces 21 to 30. Sequencer Unknown

(1578)Piano Method Pieces 31 to 40. Sequencer Unknown

(1579)Piano Method Pieces 41 to 50. Sequencer Unknown

(1580)Piano Method Pieces 51 to ?. Sequencer Unknown

(726)Piano Sonata ? Opus.94, Mov.? Sequenced by ?

(727)Piano Sonata ? Opus.95, Mov.? Sequenced by ?

(728)Piano Sonata, Opus.1, Mov.1 Sequenced by Mikio Tao

(729)Piano Sonata, Opus.1, Mov.2 Sequenced by Mikio Tao

(730)Piano Sonata, Opus.1, Mov.3 Sequenced by Mikio Tao

(84)Piano Sonata in F sharp Opus.81, Mov.2 (Info kindly supplied by Gary K Allen and Edward Gold).Seq by Peter R Wolfe

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