Hummel Edition (20CD)

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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 20-CD 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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Artists:

Costantino Mastroprimiano (fortepiano), Madoka Inui (piano), Luigi Bianchi (violin), Aldo Orvieto (piano), Luigi Bianchi (viola), Claudio Maccari (guitar), Giovanni Togni (fortepiano), Izhar Elias (guitar), Michael Tsalka (fortepiano), MarcoTestori (cello), Lise Daoust (flute), Carmen Picard (piano), Lise Daoust (flute), Daniela Cammarano (violin), Luca Magariello (cello)

Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet, Solamente Naturali

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Tracklisting:

CD1

HUMMEL EDITION

Sonata No.1 in C Op.2a No.3

1 I. Allegro spiritoso 

2 II. Adagio   

3 III. Rondo   

Sonata No.4 in C Op.38

4 I. Adagio Maestoso – Allegro mod(era)to 

5 II. Adagio con molto espressione  

6 III. Finale: Prestissimo 

Fantasina in C on themes from Le nozze di Figaro Op.124

 

Costantino Mastroprimiano fortepianos

Urbano Petroselli after Anton Walter, c.1790 (1–6)

Érard ‘en forme de clavecin’, 1838 (7)

 

Total time:       54’50

Recording: January 2017, Oratorio di Santa Cecilia, Perugia (1–6) April 2017, Verbania, Italy (7)

 

CD2

Sonata No.2 in E flat Op.13

1 I. Allegro con brio   

2 II. Adagio con grand espressione    

3 III. Finale. All(egr)o con spirito      

Sonata No.5 in F sharp minor Op.81

4 I. Allegro      

5 II. Largo con molt’espressione    

6 III. Vivace   

 

Costantino Mastroprimiano fortepianos

Urbano Petroselli after Anton Walter, c.1790 (1–3)

Érard ‘en forme de clavecin’, 1838 (4–6)

 

Total time:       52’21

Recording: January 2017, Oratorio di Santa Cecilia, Perugia (1–3)

 

CD3

Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.20

1 I. All(egr)o moderato          

2 II. Adagio Maestoso –   

3 III. Presto – Ancor più presto      

Sonata No.6 in D Op.106

4 I. Allegro moderato ma rissoluto     

5 II. Un scherzo all’antica: Allegro non troppo          

6 III. Larghetto a capriccio   

7 IV. Finale: Allegro vivace   

 

Costantino Mastroprimiano fortepianos

Urbano Petroselli after Anton Walter, c.1790 (1–3)

Érard ‘en forme de clavecin’, 1838 (4–7)

 

Total time:       51’08

Recording: January 2017, Oratorio di Santa Cecilia, Perugia (1–3)

April 2017, Verbania, Italy (4–7)

 

CD4

Fantasie for piano in G minor Op.123

on themes by Hummel

& Sigismond Neukomm

1 Introduzione         

2 The Hunter’s Song   

3 Marcia         

4 The Bloodhound     

5 The Roaming Mariners     

world-premiere recording

Fantasie for piano in E flat Op.18

6 Lento – Allegro con fuoco  

7 Larghetto e cantabile      

8 Allegro assai             

9 Presto         

10 Rondo quasi una fantasiafor piano in E Op.19            

6 Bagatelles for piano Op.107

11 III. La contemplazione     

Fantasia for piano in C WoO 8, S.190 ‘Recollections of Paganini’

12 Caprice    

13 Quartetto

14 Rondo      

15 Campanella       

16 Fantasina in C on themes from Le nozze di Figaro Op.124    

 

Madoka Inui piano

 

Total time:       68’37

Recording: 26–28 July 2005, Studio 3, ORF Funkhaus, Vienna

 

CD5

Amusement Op.108

1 I. Allegro moderato 

2 II. Andante cantabile         

3 III. Rondo: Allegretto         

Rondo brillant in G Op.126  

Introduction and Variations on a German song Op. posth. 2    

Viola Sonata in E flat Op.5 No.3

6 I. Allegro moderato

7 II. Adagio cantabile          

8 III. Rondo con moto     

 

Luigi Bianchi violin (1–5) Stradivari ‘Colossus’, 1716

viola (6–8) Michael BollerMittenwald 1778 (Luigi Ghezzi Collection, Rome)

Aldo Orvieto piano

 

Total time:       64’33

Recording: 17–19 May 1998, Dynamic’s, Genoa, Italy

 

CD6

Grand Potpourri National (Giuliani’s Op.93) 

 

Claudio Maccari terz guitar

Giovanni Togni fortepiano

 

Potpourri Op.53   

 

Izhar Elias guitar C. Guadagnini, 1812

Michael Tsalka fortepiano J. Böhm, 1820

 

Grande Sonate in A Op.104

(dedicated to Her Imperial Highness Maria Pavlovna)

3 I. Allegro amabile e grazioso     

4 II. Un poco adagio e con espressione        

5 III. Rondo: Allegro vivace un poco         

 

Marco Testori cello

Costantino Mastroprimiano piano

Total time:       57’48

Recording: October 2009, Auditorium BPL, Lodi, Italy (1);

5–6 March & 30–31 August 2015, Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis,

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2); November 2015,

Sala ‘Note Romantiche’, Verbania, Italy (3–5)

 

CD7

Flute and Piano Sonata in G Op.2a No.2

1 I. Allegro      

2 II. Romanze: Poco andante 

3 III. Rondo   

Flute and Piano Sonata in D Op.50

4 I. Allegro con brio    

5 II. Andante 

6 III. Rondo pastorale           

Flute and Piano Sonata in A Op.64

7 I. Allegro con garbo          

8 II. Menuetto moderato     

9 III. Rondo: vivace 

10 Grand Rondeau brillant in G Op.126 

Trio in A Op.78

for flute, cello and piano

11 Introduction: Cantabile     

12 Thema: Quasi allegretto     

13 Variation 1            

14 Variation 2           

15 Variation 3             

16 Variation 4             

17 Variation 5           

18 Variation 6             

19 Variation 7: Finale – Rondo       

 

Lise Daoust flute

Elizabeth Dolin cello (11–19)

Carmen Picard piano

 

Total time:       75’31

Recording: February 1995, Église Saint-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Quebec, Canada

 

CD8

Trio in E flat Op.12

1 I. Allegro agitato   

2 II. Andante 

3 III. Finale: Presto   

Trio in F Op.22

4 I. Allegro moderato 

5 II. Andante con variazioni  

6 III. Rondo alla turca: Vivace     

Trio in G Op.35

7 I. Allegro con brio  

8 II. Tempo di minuetto      

9 III. Rondo: Vivace e scherzando   

Trio in G Op.65

10 I. Allegro con spirito    

11 II. Andante grazioso     

12 III. Rondo: Vivace assai e scherzando  

 

Daniela Cammarano violin

Luca Magariello cello

Alessandro Deljavan piano

 

Total time:       62’42

Recording: 25–27 October 2013, Teatro Comunale, Atri, Italy

CD9

Trio in E Op.83

1 I. Allegro     

2 II. Andante 

3 III. Rondo    

Trio in E flat Op.93

4 I. Allegro con moto 

5 II. Un poco larghetto        

6 III. Rondo: Allegro con brio            

Trio in E flat Op.96

7 I. Allegro con spirito            

8 II. Andante quasi allegretto       

9 III. Rondo alla russa: Allegro vivace           

 

Daniela Cammarano violin

Luca Magariello cello

Alessandro Deljavan piano

 

Total time:       71’26

Recording: 25–27 October 2013, Teatro Comunale, Atri, Italy

 

CD10

Quintet in D minor Op.74

1 I. Allegro con spirito            

2 II. Menuetto o scherzo: Allegro       

3 III. Andante con variazioni 

4 IV. Finale: Vivace  

Quintet in E flat minor Op.87

5 I. Allegro e risoluto assai     

6 II. Menuetto – Allegro con fuoco  

7 III. Largo   

8 IV. Allegro agitato  

 

Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet

Franc Polman violin

Elisabeth Smalt viola

Jan Insinger cello

Pieter Smithuijsen double bass

Riko Fukuda fortepiano

 

Total time:       60’58

Recording: 5–7 July 2009, Westvestkerk, Schiedam (1–4);

20–22 February 2006, Doopsgezinde Kerk, Deventer (5–8), The Netherlands

 

CD11

Septet in D minor Op.74

for piano, flute, oboe, horn, viola, cello & double bass

1 I. Allegro con spirito         

2 II. Menuetto o Scherzo        

3 III. Andante con variazioni

4 IV. Finale: Vivace    

Septet in C ‘Military’ Op.114

for piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello & double bass

5 I. Allegro con brio    

6 II. Adagio    

7 III. Menuetto: Allegro        

8 IV. Finale: Vivace   

 

Aya Okuyama (1–4) · Alessandro Commellato (5–8)

fortepiano Jacob Bertsche, c.1817 (restored Robert Brown, Salzburg)

Solamente Naturali (on period instruments)

Sharman Plesner violin (5–8) · Miloš Valent viola (1–4) leader

Lucie Dušková flute · Eduard Wesly oboe · Robert Sebesta clarinet

Jean-Luc Machicot natural trumpet · Rudolf Linner natural horn

Michal Stahel cello · Tibor Nagy double bass

 

Total time:       67’42

Recording: November 2007, Studio of the Slovak National Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

CD12

Piano Concerto No.2 in A minor Op.85

1 I. Allegro moderato 

2 II. Larghetto        

3 III. Rondo: Allegro moderato    

Piano Concertino in G Op.73

4 I. Allegro moderato 

5 II. Andante grazioso    

6 III. Rondo   

Introduction & Rondo brillant in F

‘Le Retour à Londres’ Op.127

7 I. Introduction (Largo)       

8 II. Allegretto vivace     

 

first recordings on period instruments

 

Alessandro Commellato fortepianos Joseph Böhm, Vienna 1825

Ignace Pleyel, Paris 1837

Solamente Naturali (on period instruments)

Didier Talpain

 

Total time:       63’16

Recording: November 2009, August–September 2010,

Studio of the Slovak National Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

CD13

Concerto for piano, violin & orchestra in G Op.17

1 Allegro con brio   

cadenza: J.N. Hummel

2 Andante con variazioni (Andante con moto)   

3 Rondo   

cadenza: A. Commellato

 

Alessandro Commellato fortepiano Böhm. Vienna 1825

Stefano Barneschi violin Giacinto Santagiuliana, 1830

Orchestra da Camera Milano Classica (on period instruments)

Didier Talpain

 

Piano Concerto No.3 in B minor Op.89

4 Allegro moderato   

5 Larghetto – Finale: Vivace 

 

Hae-won Chang piano

Budapest Chamber Orchestra

Támás Pál

 

Total time:       70’37

Recording: 11–13 January 2018, L’Auditorium – Seregno (Monza & Brianza), Italy (1–3);

29–30 May 1987, Budapest, Hungary (4–5)

 

CD14

Piano Concerto No.4 in E ‘Les Adieux’ Op.110

1 I. Allegro pomposo e spirituoso     

2 II. Andante con moto    

3 III. Rondo: Allegro moderato ma con brio 10’57

 

Hans Kann piano

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra / Heribert Beissel

 

24 Etudes for piano Op.125

4 No.1   

5 No.2          

6 No.3        

7 No.4         

8 No.5         

9 No.6           

10 No.7        

11 No.8          

12 No.9           

13 No.10         

14 No.11       

15 No.12     

16 No.13       

17 No.14     

18 No.15      

19 No.16      

20 No.17     

21 No.18      

22 No.19      

23 No.20        

24 No.21   

25 No.22    

26 No.23      

27 No.24       

 

Mary Louise Boehm piano

 

Total time:       71’42

Recording: 1973, Südwest Tonstudio, Stuttgart (1–3); 1974 (4–27)

 

CD15

Bassoon Concerto in F WoO 23 S.63

1 I. Allegro moderato

2 II. Romanza: Andatino e cantbile    

3 III. Rondo: Vivace 

Introduction, Theme and Variations in F Op.102

4 I. Introduction: Allegro     

5 II. Theme and Variations: Allegretto  

Clarinet Quartet in E flat WoO 5 S.78

6 I. Allegro moderato 

7 II. La seccatura: Allegro molto     

8 III. Andante: Andante        

9 IV. Rondo: Allegretto 

 

Claudio Gonella bassoon (1–3)

Diego Dini-Ciacci oboe (4–5)

Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia / Diego Dini-Ciacci (1–5)

Fabrizio Meloni clarinet · Andrea Pecolo violin · Luca Ranieri viola · Mario Finotti cello (6–9)

 

Total time:       71’04

Recording: 29–30 July 1996. Teatro Alaleona – Montegiorgio, Macerata, Italy (1–5);

18 February 1997, Sala Maffaeina, Verona, Italy (6–9)

 

CD16

Trumpet Concerto in E WoO 1 S.49

1 I. Allegro con spirito           

2 II. Andante

3 III. Rondo 

 

Virtuosi Saxoniae

Ludwig Güttler trumpet & conductor

 

Mandolin Concerto in G S.28

4 I. Allegro moderato e grazioso     

5 II. Andante con variazioni  

6 III. Rondo   

 

Edith Bauer-Slais mandolin

Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra

Vinzenz Hladky

 

Rondo for piano in G ‘La galante’ Op.120

7 I. Introduzione: Larghetto e cantabile  

8 II. Rondo: Allegro grazioso      

 

Martin Galling piano

 

Violin Concerto in G

(completed G. Rose)

9 I. Allegro risoluto     

10 II. Adagio 

11 III. Rondo 

cadenza: G. Rose

 

Alexander Trostianski violin

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Gregory Rose

 

Total time:       73’19

Recording: 14–30 September 2004, Studio 5,

Russian State TV and Radio Company KULTURA, Moscow, Russia (9–11)

 

CD17

1 Te Deum in D for choir & orchestra WoO 16 S.70 

edited by Allan Badley for Artaria

New Zealand/Schott Music

Missa Solemnis in C for soloists, choir & orchestra WoO 12 S.74

Dresden version (1806), edited by John Eric Floreen

2 Kyrie           

3 Gloria           

4 Credo          

5 Sanctus        

6 Benedictus

7 Agnus Dei 

Alma Virgo Op.89a   

Offertorium in F for soprano, choir & orchestra

Ed. Symetrie/Lyon based on the Haslinger edition/Vienna (1827)

 

Andrea Cajová soprano · Zuzana Dunajcˇanová alto

Ondrej Šaling tenor · Rastislav Uhlár bass

Chorus Alea chorus master Branislav Kostka

Solamente Naturali (on period instruments)

Miloš Valent violin (5) · Eduard Wesly oboe (8)

Didier Talpain

Total time:       59’12

Recording: September 2007, Studio of the Slovak National Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

CD18

Der Durchzug durchs rote Meer WoO 11 S.33

Oratorio for soloists, choir & orchestra

Part 1

1 Intrada        

2 Aus der Tiefe unsers Elends            

3 Recitative: Und immer schwerer lastet das Joch der Sklaverei       

4 Aria: Ich, eurer Vater Gott 

5 Der Herr hat unser Geschrei erhört 

6 Es macht der Herr durch unsern Mund, dir König, seinen Willen kund 

7 Recitative: Verblendet war des Königs Sinn       

8 Aria: Ich schwebe auf des Todes Fittich   

Part 2

9 Recitative: Ein groß Geschrei ging aus      

10 Der Herr hat unser Trübsal geseh’n        

11 Recitative: Sie zogen aus, gewaffnet durch die Wuste  

12 Aria: Und Moses streckte aus die Hand   

13 Recitative: Es warf das Meer die Toten ans Gestade 

14 Jehova ist ein Kriegesheld 

 

Israelitin/Mädchen: Simone Kermes soprano · Miriam/Eine Frau: Veronika Winter soprano

Aaron/Ein Jüngling/Würgeengel: Hans Jörg Mammel tenor

MosesEkkehard Abele bass · Israelit/Ein Mann: Wolf Matthias Friedrich bass

Rheinische Kantorei

Das kleine Konzert

Hermann Max

 

Total time:       51’12

Live recording: 22 September 2004, Knechtsteden Abbey, Dormagen, Germany

 

CD19

Mathilde von Guise Op.100 revised Weimar version (1821)

Opera in three acts · Libretto after Mademoiselle de Guise by Emmanuel Mercier-Dupaty

1 Overture in E flat (Andante – Allegro molto) 

Act I

2 Recitative and aria in A flat: Chi mai saprà spiegar Beaufort   

(Adagio sostenuto – Allegro moderato)

3 Terzettino in A: Con lui solo parlerò   

Baroness · Beaufort · Nicolò

(Allegro comodo)

4 Pezzo concertato with choir in A:

Il ciel le dia felicità! Chorus  

(Allegro con spirito – Allegro moderato –

Tempo di marcia – Allegro vivace)

5 Duet and trio in D: Mi fà felice amor   

Mathilde · Beaufort · Valentino

(Allegro con brio – Adagio e cantabile)

6 Finale in E flat: O ciel! Che sento? 

(Allegro – Allegretto – Allegro – Larghetto –

Allegro vivace)

Act II

7 Duet in G: Tuo amor sol per mè     

Claudina · Valentino

(Allegro molto)

8 Scena and aria in B flat:

O ciel, che intensi mai? Mathilde   

(Allegro spiritoso – Larghetto sostenuto –

Allegro moderato)

9 Trio in E: Rifletter ben fà d’uopo   

Mathilde · Beaufort · Duke

(Allegro imposante – Sempre più vivo)

 

world-premiere recording

 

Mathilde: Kristıne Gailıte · Beaufort: Philippe Do · Duke: Pierre-Yves Pruvot

Baroness: Hjördis Thébault · Claudina: Eva Šušková · Valentino: Ondrej Šaling

Nicolò: Martin Mikuš · Leszensky: Marian Olszewsky

Chorus Alea chorus master Branislav Kostka

Solamente Naturali (on period instruments) leader Miloš Valent

Didier Talpain

 

Total time:       57’15

Recording: September 2008, Studio of the Slovak National Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

CD20

Mathilde von Guise Op.100 revised Weimar version (1821)

Opera in three acts · Libretto after Mademoiselle de Guise by Emmanuel Mercier-Dupaty

1 Scene and aria in D: Riuscito sono al fin Duke    

(Allegro con spirito – Larghetto – Allegro –

Larghetto dolce – Allegro)

2 Trio in B flat: Il cor brillar mi sento          

Mathilde · Baroness · Beaufort

(Allegro giusto)

3 Finale in D: Viva il nostro buon Signor      

(Allegro con brio – Vivace)

Act III

4 Vaudeville in G: Venite tutti quanti           

Claudina · Nicolò · Valentino · Chorus (Allegro)

5 Romanza in D: L’ombrosa notte, vien        

Mathilde (Larghetto)

6 Duet in A minor:

O ciel! Resistere non posso    

Mathilde · Beaufort

(Allegro moderato – Larghetto – Allegro vivo)

Hymn in F: Padre nostro, gran Signor           

Chorus (Adagio assai)

8 Pezzo concertato with choir in C: Pria che spunti il nuovo 

Beaufort · Chorus (Allegro – Più presto)

9 Finale in D: Son finiti tutti i guai     

(Allegro vivace)

Appendix

10 Overture in C Vienna version (1810)        

(Grave – Allegro con spirito)

11 Pastorale sul palco in D     

for 2 clarinets and 2 horns

in a stage performance this would

precede the Finale of Act II

 

world-premiere recording

 

Mathilde: Kristıne Gailıte · Beaufort: Philippe Do · Duke: Pierre-Yves Pruvot

Baroness: Hjördis Thébault · Claudina: Eva Šušková · Valentino: Ondrej Šaling

Nicolò: Martin Mikuš · Leszensky: Marian Olszewsky

Chorus Alea chorus master Branislav Kostka

Solamente Naturali (on period instruments) leader Miloš Valent

Didier Talpain

 

Total time:       45’25

Recording: September 2008, Studio of the Slovak National Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia