Hummel’s Life – Contents

  1. His Early Life
  2. His Grand Tour
  3. His Return to Vienna
  4. Succeeding Haydn
  5. Vienna Again and Marriage
  6. Disaster at Württemberg
  7. Happiness at Weimar
  8. Farewell to Beethoven
  9. The Last Years

The source material for Hummel's Life is principally the 2007 ground-breaking biography by Mark Kroll, Johann Nepomuk Hummel "A Musicians Life and World", published by Scarecrow Press, Inc. (www.scarecrowpress.com) with additional information from several sources, principally the contribution to the current New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians by Hummel scholar Joel Sachs, and the original German language biography (1932) of Karl Benyovsky.