Hummel Edition

Hummel Edition
Composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Artist Various artists
Format 20 CD
Cat. number 95792
EAN code 5028421957920
Release October 2018

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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 20CD 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.

The first and most comprehensive collection of works by Hummel! A long awaited tribute to a great composer with a strong appeal to a wide musical audience!
A child prodigy he was taken in the household of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who taught him.
This Edition contains a generous selection of his works: the complete piano sonatas and other piano works, several piano concertos, violin concerto, bassoon concerto, trumpet concerto, mandolin concerto, violin/piano concerto, chamber music, masses, an oratorio and the opera Mathilde.
Played by leading musicians of our time: fortepianists Costantino Mastroprimiano and Alessandro Commellato, Solamente Naturali conducted by Hummel-specialist Didier Talpain, and many others.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2a No.3: I. Allegro spiritoso
  2. Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2a No.3: II. Adagio
  3. Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2a No.3: III. Rondo
  4. Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 38: I. Adagio Maestoso – Allegro moderato
  5. Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 38: II. Adagio con molto espressione
  6. Piano Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 38: III. Finale. Prestissimo
  7. Fantasina in C Major on Themes from Le nozze di Figaro, Op. 124

Disk 2

  1. Piano Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 13: I. Allegro con brio
  2. Piano Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 13: II. Adagio con grand espressione
  3. Piano Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 13: III. Finale. Allegro con spirit
  4. Piano Sonata No. 5 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 81: I. Allegro
  5. Piano Sonata No. 5 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 81: II. Largo con molt’espressione
  6. Piano Sonata No. 5 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 81: III. Vivace

Disk 3

  1. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 20: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 20: II. Adagio Maestoso —
  3. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 20: III. Presto — Ancor più presto
  4. Piano Sonata No. 6 in D Major, Op. 106: I. Allegro moderato ma risoluto
  5. Piano Sonata No. 6 in D Major, Op. 106: II. Un scherzo all’antica. Allegro non troppo
  6. Piano Sonata No. 6 in D Major, Op. 106: III. Larghetto a capriccio
  7. Piano Sonata No. 6 in D Major, Op. 106: IV. Finale. Allegro vivace

Disk 4

  1. Fantasie in G Minor, Op. 123: I. Introduzione
  2. Fantasie in G Minor, Op. 123: II. The Hunter’s Song
  3. Fantasie in G Minor, Op. 123: III. Marcia
  4. Fantasie in G Minor, Op. 123: IV. The Bloodhound
  5. Fantasie in G Minor, Op. 123: V. The Roaming Mariners
  6. Fantasie in E-Flat Major, Op. 18: I. Lento – Allegro con fuoco
  7. Fantasie in E-Flat Major, Op. 18: II. Larghetto e cantabile
  8. Fantasie in E-Flat Major, Op. 18: III. Allegro assai
  9. Fantasie in E-Flat Major, Op. 18: IV. Presto
  10. Rondo quasi una fantasia in E Major, Op. 19
  11. 6 Bagatelles, Op. 107: III. La contemplazione
  12. Fantasia for piano in C Major, WoO 8, S.190: I. Caprice
  13. Fantasia for piano in C Major, WoO 8, S.190: II. Quartetto
  14. Fantasia for piano in C Major, WoO 8, S.190: III. Rondo
  15. Fantasia for piano in C Major, WoO 8, S.190: IV. Campanella
  16. Fantasina in C Major on Themes from Le nozze di Figaro, Op. 124

Disk 5

  1. Amusement, Op. 108: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Amusement, Op. 108: II. Andante cantabile
  3. Amusement, Op. 108: III. Rondo. Allegretto
  4. Rondo Brillant in G Major, Op. 126
  5. Introduction and Variations on a German Song, Op. posth. 2
  6. Viola Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 5: I. Allegro moderato
  7. Viola Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 5: II. Adagio cantabile
  8. Viola Sonata No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 5: III. Rondo con moto

Disk 6

  1. Grand Potpourri National, Giuliani’s Op. 93
  2. Potpourri, Op. 53
  3. Grande Sonate in A Major, Op. 104: I. Allegro amabile e grazioso
  4. Grande Sonate in A Major, Op. 104: II. Un poco adagio e con espressione
  5. Grande Sonate in A Major, Op. 104: III. Rondo. Allegro vivace un poco

Disk 7

  1. Flute and Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 2a: I. Allegro
  2. Flute and Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 2a: II. Romanze. Poco andante
  3. Flute and Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 2a: III. Rondo
  4. Flute and Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 50: I. Allegro con brio
  5. Flute and Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 50: II. Andante
  6. Flute and Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 50: III. Rondo pastorale
  7. Flute and Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 64: I. Allegro con garbo
  8. Flute and Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 64: II. Menuetto moderato
  9. Flute and Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 64: III. Rondo. Vivace
  10. Grand Rondeau Brillant in G Major, Op. 126
  11. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: I. Introduction. Cantabile
  12. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: II. Thema. Quasi allegretto
  13. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: III. Variation 1
  14. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: IV. Variation 2
  15. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: V. Variation 3
  16. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: VI. Variation 4
  17. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: VII. Variation 5
  18. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: VIII. Variation 6
  19. Trio in A Major, Op. 78: IX. Variation 7. Finale – Rondo

Disk 8

  1. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: I. Allegro agitato
  2. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: II. Andante
  3. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: III. Finale. Presto
  4. Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 22: I. Allegro moderato
  5. Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 22: II. Andante con variazioni
  6. Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 22: III. Rondo alla turca. Vivace
  7. Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro con brio
  8. Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 35: II. Tempo di minuetto
  9. Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 35: III. Rondo. Vivace e scherzando
  10. Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 65: I. Allegro con spirit
  11. Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 65: II. Andante grazioso
  12. Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 65: III. Rondo. Vivace assai e scherzando

Disk 9

  1. Piano Trio in E Major, Op. 83: I. Allegro
  2. Piano Trio in E Major, Op. 83: II. Andante
  3. Piano Trio in E Major, Op. 83: III. Rondo
  4. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 93: I. Allegro con moto
  5. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 93: II. Un poco larghetto
  6. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 93: III. Rondo. Allegro con brio
  7. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 96: I. Allegro con spirit
  8. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 96: II. Andante quasi allegretto
  9. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 96: III. Rondo alla russa. Allegro vivace

Disk 10

  1. Quintet in D Minor, Op. 74: I. Allegro con spirit
  2. Quintet in D Minor, Op. 74: II. Menuetto o scherzo. Allegro
  3. Quintet in D Minor, Op. 74: III. Andante con variazioni
  4. Quintet in D Minor, Op. 74: IV. Finale. Vivace
  5. Quintet in E-Flat Minor, Op. 87: I. Allegro e risoluto assai
  6. Quintet in E-Flat Minor, Op. 87: II. Menuetto – Allegro con fuoco
  7. Quintet in E-Flat Minor, Op. 87: III. Largo
  8. Quintet in E-Flat Minor, Op. 87: IV. Allegro agitato

Disk 11

  1. Septet in D Minor, Op. 74: I. Allegro con spirit
  2. Septet in D Minor, Op. 74: II. Menuetto o scherzo
  3. Septet in D Minor, Op. 74: III. Andante con variazioni
  4. Septet in D Minor, Op. 74: IV. Finale. Vivace
  5. Septet in C Major, Op. 114: I. Allegro con brio
  6. Septet in C Major, Op. 114: II. Adagio
  7. Septet in C Major, Op. 114: III. Menuetto. Allegro
  8. Septet in C Major, Op. 114: IV. Finale. Vivace

Disk 12

  1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 85: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 85: II. Larghetto
  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 85: III. Rondo. Allegro moderato
  4. Piano Concertino in G Major ,Op. 73: I. Allegro moderato
  5. Piano Concertino in G Major ,Op. 73: II. Andante grazioso
  6. Piano Concertino in G Major ,Op. 73: III. Rondo
  7. Introduction & Rondo Brillant in F Major, Op. 127: I. Introduction
  8. Introduction & Rondo Brillant in F Major, Op. 127: II. Allegretto vivace

Disk 13

  1. Concerto for Piano, Violin & Orchestra in G Major, Op. 17: I. Allegro con brio
  2. Concerto for Piano, Violin & Orchestra in G Major, Op. 17: II. Andante con variazioni
  3. Concerto for Piano, Violin & Orchestra in G Major, Op. 17: III. Rondo
  4. Piano Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 89: I. Allegro moderato
  5. Piano Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 89: Larghetto – Finale. Vivace

Disk 14

  1. Piano Concerto No. 4 in E Major, Op. 110: I. Allegro pomposo e spirituoso
  2. Piano Concerto No. 4 in E Major, Op. 110: II. Andante con moto
  3. Piano Concerto No. 4 in E Major, Op. 110: III. Rondo. Allegro moderato ma con brio
  4. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: I. No. 1
  5. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: II. No. 2
  6. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: III. No. 3
  7. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: IV. No. 4
  8. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: V. No. 5
  9. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: VI. No. 6
  10. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: VII. No. 7
  11. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: VIII. No. 8
  12. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: IX. No. 9
  13. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: X. No. 10
  14. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XI. No. 11
  15. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XII. No. 12
  16. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XIII. No. 13
  17. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XIV. No. 14
  18. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XV. No. 15
  19. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XVI. No. 16
  20. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XVII. No. 17
  21. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XVIII. No. 18
  22. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XIX. No. 19
  23. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XX. No. 20
  24. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XXI. No. 21
  25. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XXII. No. 22
  26. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XXIII. No. 23
  27. 24 Etudes, Op. 125: XXIV. No. 24

Disk 15

  1. Bassoon Concerto in F Major, WoO. 23: I. Allegro moderato
  2. Bassoon Concerto in F Major, WoO. 23: II. Romanza. Andatino e cantbile
  3. Bassoon Concerto in F Major, WoO. 23: III. Rondo. Vivace
  4. Introduction, Theme and Variations in F Major, Op. 102: I. Introduction. Allegro
  5. Introduction, Theme and Variations in F Major, Op. 102: II. Theme and Variations. Allegretto
  6. Clarinet Quartet in E-Flat Major, S.78: I. Allegro moderato
  7. Clarinet Quartet in E-Flat Major, S.78: II. La seccatura. Allegro molto
  8. Clarinet Quartet in E-Flat Major, S.78: III. Andante. Andante
  9. Clarinet Quartet in E-Flat Major, S.78: IV. Rondo. Allegretto

Disk 16

  1. Trumpet Concerto in E Major, S.49: I. Allegro con spirit
  2. Trumpet Concerto in E Major, S.49: II. Andante
  3. Trumpet Concerto in E Major, S.49: III. Rondo
  4. Mandolin Concerto in G Major, S.28: I. Allegro moderato e grazioso
  5. Mandolin Concerto in G Major, S.28: II. Andante con variazioni
  6. Mandolin Concerto in G Major, S.28: III. Rondo
  7. La galante in G Major, Op. 120: I. Introduzione. Larghetto e cantabile
  8. La galante in G Major, Op. 120: II. Rondo. Allegro grazioso
  9. Violin Concerto in G Major: I. Allegro risoluto
  10. Violin Concerto in G Major: II. Adagio
  11. Violin Concerto in G Major: III. Rondo

Disk 17

  1. Te Deum in D Major, S.70
  2. Missa Solemnis in C Major, WoO. 12, S.74: I. Kyrie
  3. Missa Solemnis in C Major, WoO. 12, S.74: II. Gloria
  4. Missa Solemnis in C Major, WoO. 12, S.74: III. Credo
  5. Missa Solemnis in C Major, WoO. 12, S.74: IV. Sanctus
  6. Missa Solemnis in C Major, WoO. 12, S.74: V. Benedictus
  7. Missa Solemnis in C Major, WoO. 12, S.74: VI. Agnus dei
  8. Alma Virgo in F Major, Op. 89a

Disk 18

  1. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 1: I. Intrada
  2. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 1: II. Aus der Tiefe unsers Elends
  3. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 1: III. Recitative. Und immer schwerer lastet das Joch der Sklaverei
  4. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 1: IV. Aria. Ich, eurer Vater Gott
  5. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 1: V. Der Herr hat unser Geschrei erhört
  6. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 1: VI. Es macht der Herr durch unsern Mund, dir König, seinen Willen kund
  7. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 1: VII. Recitative. Verblendet war des Königs Sinn
  8. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 1: VIII. Aria. Ich schwebe auf des Todes Fittich
  9. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 2: I. Recitative. Ein groß Geschrei ging aus
  10. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 2: II. Der Herr hat unser Trübsal geseh’n
  11. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 2: III. Recitative. Sie zogen aus, gewaffnet durch die Wuste
  12. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 2: IV. Aria. Und Moses streckte aus die Hand
  13. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 2: V. Recitative. Es warf das Meer die Toten ans Gestade
  14. Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer, S.33, Pt. 2: VI. Jehova ist ein Kriegesheld

Disk 19

  1. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 1: I. Overture in E-Flat Major
  2. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 1: II. Recitative and aria in A flat. Chi mai saprà spiegar Beaufort
  3. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 1: III. Terzettino in A Major. Con lui solo parlerò
  4. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 1: IV. Pezzo concertato with choir in A Major. Il ciel le dia felicità! Chorus (Allegro con spirito – Allegro moderato – Tempo di marcia – Allegro vivace)
  5. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 1: V. Duet and trio in D Major. Mi fà felice amor (Allegro con brio – Adagio e cantabile)
  6. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 1: VI. Finale in E-Flat Major. O ciel! Che sento? (Allegro – Allegretto – Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro vivace)
  7. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 2: I. Duet in G Major. Tuo amor sol per mè (Allegro molto)
  8. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 2: II. Scena and aria in B-Flat Major. O ciel, che intensi mai? Mathilde (Allegro spiritoso – Larghetto sostenuto – Allegro moderato)
  9. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 2: III. Trio in E-Flat Major. Rifletter ben fà d’uopo (Allegro imposante – Sempre più vivo)

Disk 20

  1. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 2: IV. Scene and Aria in D Major. Riuscito sono al fin Duke (Allegro con spirito – Larghetto – Allegro – Larghetto dolce – Allegro)
  2. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 2: V. Trio in B-Flat Major. Il cor brillar mi sento (Allegro giusto)
  3. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 2: VI. Finale in D Major. Viva il nostro buon Signor (Allegro con brio – Vivace)
  4. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 3: I. Vaudeville in G Major. Venite tutti quanti
  5. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 3: II. Romanza in D Major. L’ombrosa notte, vien (Larghetto)
  6. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 3: III. Duet in A Minor. O ciel! Resistere non posso (Allegro moderato – Larghetto – Allegro vivo)
  7. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 3: IV. Hymn in F Major. Padre nostro, gran Signor (Adagio assai)
  8. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 3: V. Pezzo concertato with Choir in C Major. Pria che spunti il nuovo (Allegro – Più presto)
  9. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Pt. 3: VI. Finale in D Major. Son finiti tutti i guai (Allegro vivace)
  10. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Appendix: I. Overture in C Major (Grave – Allegro con spirito)
  11. Mathilde von Guise, Op. 100, Appendix: II. Pastorale sul palco in D Major