JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL (1778-1837): Septet in D Minor for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Horn, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, Op. 74 (Aya Okuyama [fortepiano]), Septet in C for Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin, Cello and Double Bass, Op. 114 "Militaire" (Alessandro Commellato [fortepiano]).
Catalogue Number: 06L053
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: These two septets, from 1816 and 1829, are among the finest examples of Hummel's good-natured, extremely virtuosic salon pieces, built for pleasure but which, through his unvarying skill in creating grateful melodies and ingenious instrumentation (the trumpet which makes the second septet Military was an unusual element in such a work at that time), have also stood the test of time. Period instruments. Solamente Naturali.