Beethoven Devienne Haydn Hummel Its About Time LONG PLAYING SELECTIONS Mozart Schumann, Clara Women!

It’s About Time

About time that I posted some full compositions. You may have noticed that I tend to only present one movement from a Concerto or Symphony or Sonata; rather than all the movements. Invariably it’s the second movement –  due to my preference for slow, melodic, thoughtful, melancholic!, peaceful etc. I suppose in a way it’s not really fair to the composer not to present his/her entire statement.

Recently a person in my town asked if I ever posted entire compositions. He didn’t ask the question in a judgmental fashion, just politely inquired.  It has “niggled” at me ever since. So… Istvan … here’s a post for you!

(* I’ll place this posting in the Long Playing sections)

Francois Devienne (1759 – 1803) was known as “The French Mozart”

Francois Devienne – Bassoon sonata I in C major, Op. 24


Beethoven – Piano Sonata no. 23 Appassionata


Johann Nepomuk Hummel: One of the greatest of the ‘ignored and forgotten’ composers!

Hummel – Sextett Fur Blaser In F Major


Haydn – Symphony No. 104 In D Major (”London”)


Mozart – Piano Sonata No- 13


Clara Schumann, Robert’s wife – who decided late in life she just didn’t have what it takes to be a composer!

Hmmm … I beg to differ!

Clara Schumann Drei Romanzen, Op 22

  • Muriel Wells
    April 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Hi Jim,
    I have just been listening to Hummel’s “Sextet Fur Blaser in F major”
    What an attractive composition it is. The wind ensemble is blended beautifully but you can still discern the individual instruments.
    Hummel certainly puts them through their paces and they show remarkable agility in the brighter,faster sections. In the slower parts the sound is very rich and smooth.
    I liked the tonality achieved, the attractive melodies and the innovative accompaniments of the solo instruments by the rest of the sextet.
    It is a happy piece and I am sure that Hummel had great fun whilst composing it.
    PS I wish that I could have watched the players!