1. Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) - Introduction, Theme and Variations Op.102 for Oboe and Orchestra 14:18
2.-5. Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Septet in D minor, Op.74, for Piano, Flute, Oboe, French horn, Viola, Cello and Double Bass 38:25
6.-8. "Grand Concerto" for Bassoon and Orchestra in F major 22:58
Vladislav Borovka oboe (1)
Ivan Klánský piano (2-5)
Pavel Langpaul bassoon (6-8)
Pavel HůLA conductor (1,6-8)
Tribute paid to Hummel, a child prodigy guided by Mozart, skilled on both violin and keyboard. He had a great professional career as a violinist-Kapellmeister then, after 1814, as an internationally renowned composer and pianist. He tackled all the genres except for the symphony, imposing himself as the heir to Haydn's Viennese classicism. He prepared the way for the early Romantics: Chopin, Mendelssohn - one of his students, Schumann. Eight years younger than Beethoven, he became his friend, avoiding the confrontation with the oeuvre of a genius whom he had detected as of their first encounter (1793).