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An idealized portrait of Johann Nepomuk Hummel in his later years

Dr. Bob Prescribes: Hummel: Piano Concertos Opp 89 & 85

December 4th, 2018
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) Hummel as a young man Hummel was born in Pressburg – what is now Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia – on November 14, 1778. He died in Weimar, in what today is central Germany, on October 17, 1837, where he held the position of Kapellmeister for eighteen years.  Hummel was a spectacular child prodigy as both a pianist and as a violinist. His father, Johannes, was a string player, conductor, and…

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