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Johann Nepomuk Hummel : innovator of his time : an examination of his piano music and an assessment of his historical importance

Fred Broer (Author)
"During his life time, Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) was recognized as one of Europe's greatest composers and pianists. His music was acclaimed by critics and performed by the most important musicians of the day; his solo public concerts were praised and hailed as original musical style that was extremely influential in shaping the new romantic style that followed later in the nineteenth century. He composed a compelling body of piano music, leaving behind an unparalleled legacy of innovative solo works. After a lengthy period of neglect, Hummel's music is now reemerging and receiving the attention and appreciation it garnered when it first appeared. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Innovator of His Time is a comprehensive, chronological examination of Hummel's major piano solo works. Revealing new and significant information, it exposes the complexity, originality, and brilliance of Hummel's music that makes it so important historically, as well as so appealing and relevant to musicians and audiences today. Written with a broad readership in mind, the book blends aspects of his personal life with detailed discussions of his music in a manner that is engaging for performers, teachers, students, connoisseurs, and all lovers of classical music."-- From Amazon
Print Book, English, 2010
Cantilena Publishing Co., Gloucester, MA, 2010