Hummel Edition

Release Date: 11/9/2018
Catalog Number: BRI95792
Number of Discs: 20

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778–1837) was a pupil of Mozart, a protégé of Haydn, a friendly rival of Beethoven, and renowned throughout Europe as one of the greatest pianists of his day, a sought-after teacher who instructed some of the most distinguished 19th-century virtuosi, the author of an influential treatise on the art of pianism, and himself the composer of over three hundred works covering all musical genres (apart from the symphony).

This edition provides a cross-section of Hummel’s excellent, prolific and unjustly neglected output, with a large section of solo piano music including the complete sonatas and etudes and a rich selection of chamber music featuring violin, viola, cello, flute, and guitar with piano, as well as larger ensembles from piano trios to septets.

Though not a symphonist (perhaps not wishing to compete in that arena with the undoubted genius of his contemporary Beethoven), Hummel had great skill with the orchestra, as this set proves with his many concertante works, all rivalling the well-known Trumpet Concerto, among them concertos for piano, piano and violin, bassoon, mandolin, violin (unfinished, completed by conductor–composer Gregory Rose) and the Introduction, Theme and Variations Op.102 for oboe and orchestra. Haydn’s recommendation of Hummel for the post of Konzertmeister at the court of Prince Esterhazy was the beginning of eight turbulent years at Eisenstadt. Fiercely independent, Hummel found fitting in with the manners and politics of the court difficult, and yet this was a very productive time. All his sacred music – represented on this set by a Te Deum, a Solemn Mass, the offertory Alma Virgo and the oratorio Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer for soloists, choir and orchestra – and several dramatic works including the opera Mathilde von Guise were composed during this period.

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Review excerpts of select works from previously released volumes in this volume:

Hummel: Flute Sonatas, Grand Rondeau, Trio / Daoust, Picard

The enthusiastic and committed performances by flautist Daoust and pianist Picard show Hummel’s music to be not only significant but also interesting and enjoyable.

– Gramophone

Hummel: Der Durchzug Durchs Rote Meer / Max, Kermes

The singing ranges from the adequate to excellent, the chorus sings with clarity and purity of tone, and the orchestral playing is quite good as well. Hermann Max conducts this music like he believes in it, and that helps to bring it to life. The recorded sound is warm, well balanced, and natural.

– Fanfare

Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 2a no 3 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1792 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Sonata for Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 38 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1808 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
3. Fantasina on themes from "Le nozze di Figaro", Op. 124 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Weimar, Germany
4. Sonata for Piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 13 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1805 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 81 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1819 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 20 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1807 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
7. Sonata for Piano no 6 in D major, Op. 106 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824 ; Weimar, Germany
8. Trio for Piano and Strings in G major, Op. 65 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Luca Magariello (Cello), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Trio for Piano and Strings in G major, Op. 35 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Luca Magariello (Cello), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1811 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
10. Trio for Piano and Strings in F major, Op. 22 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Luca Magariello (Cello), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1799 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Trio for Piano and Strings in E major, Op. 83 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Luca Magariello (Cello), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1819 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Trio for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 96 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Luca Magariello (Cello), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1822 ; Weimar, Germany
13. Trio for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 93 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Luca Magariello (Cello), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1821 ; Weimar, Germany
14. Trio for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 12 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Luca Magariello (Cello), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 85 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Alessandro Commellato (Fortepiano)
Conductor: Didier Talpain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Concertino for Piano in G major, Op. 73 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Alessandro Commellato (Fortepiano)
Conductor: Didier Talpain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Le Retour à Londres, Op. 127 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Alessandro Commellato (Fortepiano)
Conductor: Didier Talpain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Weimar, Germany
18. Septet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Horn, Viola, Cello and Double Bass in D minor, Op. 74 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Septet for Piano, Strings and Winds in C major, Op. 114 "Militaire" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Weimar, Germany
20. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Pierre-Yves Pruvot (Baritone), Hjördis Thébault (Mezzo Soprano), Kristine Gailite (Soprano), Philippe Do (Tenor)
Conductor: Didier Talpain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali
Period: Classical
Written: 1810/1821 ;
21. Te Deum in D major, S 70/WoO 16 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Conductor: Didier Talpain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali, Alea Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1806 ; Eisenstadt
22. Missa Solemnis in C major, S 74 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Conductor: Didier Talpain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali, Alea Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1806 ; Eisenstadt
23. Alma virgo, Op. 89a by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Conductor: Didier Talpain
Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali, Alea Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1805 ; Austria
24. Fantasie for Piano, Op. 18 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Madoka Inui (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1805 ;
25. Fantasie for Piano, Op. 123 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Madoka Inui (Piano)
Period: Classical
26. Rondo quasi una fantasia for Piano in E major, Op. 19 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Madoka Inui (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1806 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
27. Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 107: no 3 "La Contemplazione" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Madoka Inui (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1825 ;
28. Fantasie for Piano in C major, S 190 "Recollections of Paganini" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Madoka Inui (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1831 ; London, England
29. Fantasina on themes from "Le nozze di Figaro", Op. 124 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Madoka Inui (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Weimar, Germany
30. Amusement, Op. 108 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Aldo Orvieto (Piano), Luigi A. Bianchi (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ;
31. Rondo brillant for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 126 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Aldo Orvieto (Piano), Luigi A. Bianchi (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834 ; Weimar, Germany
32. Introduction and Variations on a German Air for Violin and Piano by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Aldo Orvieto (Piano), Luigi A. Bianchi (Violin)
Period: Romantic
33. Sonata for Viola and Piano in E flat major, Op. 5 no 3 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Aldo Orvieto (Piano), Luigi A. Bianchi (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1798 ; Vienna, Austria
34. Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass in E flat major, Op. 87 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Jan Insinger (Cello), Pieter Smithuijsen (Double Bass), Riko Fuduka (Fortepiano), Elisabeth Smalt (Viola), Franc Polman (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1802 ; Vienna, Austria
35. Concerto for Piano in E major, Op. 110 "Les Adieux" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Hans Kann (Piano)
Conductor: Heribert Beissel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1814 ; Vienna, Austria
36. Etudes (24) for Piano, Op. 125 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Mary Louise Boehm (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Weimar, Germany
37. Concerto for Bassoon in F major, S 63/WoO 23 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Claudio Gonella (Bassoon)
Conductor: Diego Dini-Ciacci
Orchestra/Ensemble: Italian International Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1805 ; Austria
38. Variations for Oboe and Orchestra in F major, Op. 102 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Diego Dini-Ciacci (Oboe)
Conductor: Diego Dini-Ciacci
Orchestra/Ensemble: Italian International Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: after 1822 ; Weimar, Germany
39. Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Cello in E flat major, S 78/WoO 5 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Mario Finotti (Cello), Fabrizio Meloni (Clarinet), Luca Ranieri (Viola), Andrea Pecolo (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1808 ;
40. Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, S 49/WoO 1 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Ludwig Güttler (Trumpet)
Conductor: Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Virtuosi Saxoniae
Period: Romantic
Written: 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
41. Concerto for Mandolin in G major, S 28 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Edith Bauer-Sleis (Mandolin)
Conductor: Vinzenz Hladky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1799 ; Vienna, Austria
42. Rondo in E major for Piano, Op. 120 "La galante" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Martin Galling (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1831 ;
43. Concerto for Violin in G major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Alexander Trostiansky (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
44. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S 33 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Wolf Matthias Friedrich (Bass), Ekkehard Abele (Bass), Simone Kermes (Soprano), Veronika Winter (Soprano), Hans Jörg Mammel (Tenor)
Conductor: Hermann Max
Period: Romantic
45. Sonata for Violin/Flute and Keyboard in G major, Op. 2a no 2 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Lise Daoust (Flute), Carmen Picard (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1792 ;
46. Sonata for Violin/Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 50 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Lise Daoust (Flute), Carmen Picard (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1810-1814 ; Vienna, Austria
47. Sonata for Flute and Piano in A major, Op. 64 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Lise Daoust (Flute), Carmen Picard (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
48. Rondo brillant for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 126 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Lise Daoust (Flute), Carmen Picard (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834 ; Weimar, Germany
49. Adagio, Variations and Rondo in A major, Op. 78 "Schöne Minka" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Elizabeth Dolin (Cello), Lise Daoust (Flute), Carmen Picard (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1818 ; Germany
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