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Johann Nepomuk Hummel (Composer)

Born: 14th November 1778, Bratislava, Slovakia

Died: 17th October 1837, Weimar, Germany

Nationality: Austrian

Johann Nepomuk Hummel was an Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist. His music reflects the transition from the Classical to the Romantic musical era. He was a pupil of Mozart, Salieri and Haydn. He was also friends with Beethoven and Schubert.

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Interview, David Owen Norris on Mozart in the Nineteenth-Century Drawing-Room

The pianist talks to Katherine about his new recording of Hummel, Cramer and Clementi’s arrangements of Mozart symphonies and overtures for ‘Jupiter Ensemble’ (flute, violin, cello and piano), out now on Hyperion.

Interview, Costantino Mastroprimiano on Hummel

The pianist talks to David about his recently-completed set of sonatas by the great Central European composer.

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