Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Also found in: Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk


Born Nov. 14, 1778, in Pressburg (Bratislava); died Oct. 17, 1837, in Weimar. Austrian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.

Hummel studied with W. A. Mozart and A. Salieri in Vienna. From 1804 to 1811 he was kapellmeister for Prince Esterhazy in Eisenstadt; from 1816 to 1819 he was court kapellmeister in Stuttgart, a post that he held later in Weimar. A brilliant piano virtuoso, Hummel gave concerts in many countries, including Russia, where he appeared in 1822. He was a great teacher. (His pupils included pianists J. Hiller, C. Czerny, and A. Henselt.) He wrote operas, ballets, masses, piano pieces, and chamber music. Some of his works for piano (etudes, concerti, and separate pieces) still retain their pedagogical importance.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Jake Fewx, a tubist and student at the UO School of Music and Dance and the symphony's 2014 Young Artist Competition winner, will play the first movement of composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Concerto for Trumpet in E-Flat major transcribed for tuba, as well as Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble Bee."
Even though Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) was a virtuoso performer, prolific composer for many instruments, including the piano and a prodigy student of Mozart's, my only exposure to his compositions had been one of the pieces included in this collection: "Ecossaise" (page 7).
Respected by the foremost musicians of her day (including Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Gioacchino Rossini, and Luigi Cherubini), admired by aristocracy, she was also a muse of the great romantic poets Johan Wolfgang Goethe and Adam Mickiewicz.
Be patient with yourself, and be encouraged by the words of 18th-19th century musician Johann Nepomuk Hummel:
Stove reviews a book about the undervalued composer, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, showing that there is more to music than romantic Angst.
Volume Two: Vaclav Tomasek: "Meeres Stille," "Heidenroslein." Maximilian Eberwein: "Rastlose Liebe." Moritz Dietrichstein: "Wonne der Wehmut." Nikolaus Krufft: "Lied aus Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre." Ludwig Berger: "Des Mullers Wanderlied," "Mullers Blumen," "Am Maienfeste," "Der Muller," "Rose, die Mullerin," "Mullers trockne Blumen," "Des Baches Lied." Johann Nepomuk Hummel: "Zur Logenfeier." Sigismund Neukomm: "Trost in Tranen," "Klage an den Mond," "Sehnsucht." Conradin Kreutzer: "Winterreise," "Abreise," "Heimkehr," "Der Lindenbaum," "Fruhlingstraum," "Die Post," "Der Pilgrim." Louis Spohr: "Kennst du das Land," "Erlkonig." Stephan Franz: "Abschied nach Wien." Carl Maria von Weber: "Gebet wahrend der Schlacht." August von Weyrauch: "Adieu!" Simon Sechter: "Gute Nacht."
For one, my guess - at least in home entertainment - is Johann Nepomuk Hummel who wrote little for the symphony orchestra, so the large concert hall is out.
They will have to play a 10- minute composition of their own choice and the first movement of the Concerto for Trumpet by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
1, 2, and 3) and Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Seven Hungarian Dances, they walk, run, and jump with effortless, pedestrian ease.
Johann Nepomuk Hummel must still be one of Europe's most underestimated composers.
Among tutors of the day, Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Ausfahrliche theoretisch-praktische Anweisung zum Pianofortespiel (1828) is probably the work (coupled with what we know about Vogl's cluttered singing style) that has given some players the impetus to ornament Schubert's music.