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Slovenská hudba, Vol. 36, No 2, p. 132-150

Title: Klavírne koncerty Johanna Nepomuka Hummela ako most medzi Mozartom a Chopinom
Author: Markéta Štefková

Abstract: On the basis of comparative analyses the author endeavours to point to the fact that Hummel’s piano concertos A Minor Op. 85 and B Minor Op. 89 may be considered as an immediate binding component between the poetics of piano concertos of Hummel’s teacher Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the poetics of Fryderyk Chopin’s piano concertos E Minor Op. 11 and F Minor Op. 21, heavily influenced by Hummel. Although Hummel, beside Beethoven, is one of the most important bridges leading to the 19th century and his influence on the development namely of piano music of the period is undeniable, Hummel’s work lost its popularity shortly after his death. This process was certainly helped also by high technical demands laid on performers. Chopin’s musical imagination was based on instruments equipped with modern, so called English mechanics, which in the course of the 19th century won its way against the then existing “Viennese” mechanics. Chopin’s piano works are thus technically more accessible for pianists. That is why Chopin’s piano concertos E Minor Op. 11 and
F Minor Op. 21 as the only representatives of the brilliant style tradition have become part of modern concert repertory and some typical stylistic innovations being originally Hummel’s “invention” are still erroneously ascribed to Chopin.

Year: 2010, Volume: 36, Issue: 2 Page From: 132, Page To: 150

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