Franz Hummel

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Franz Hummel (born January 2, 1939 in Altmannstein ) is a German composer and pianist .


Discovered and supported by Richard Strauss , Eugen Papst and Hans Knappertsbusch as a child , Franz Hummel studied piano and composition in Salzburg and Munich and was initially known as a pianist. He gave concerts all over Europe and made over 60 records with almost the entire classical-romantic repertoire and a lot of contemporary music. Since the early 1970s, Hummel has devoted himself almost exclusively to composing. For the 250th year of Beethoven's birth in 2020, he turned Ludwig van Beethoven's second piano concerto into a violin concerto.


Instrumental music

  • Symphonies
    • Symphony for violin and orchestra (1994)
    • Hativka (1998)
    • Fukushima (2011)
  • Concerto for piano and orchestra (1994)
  • Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 1 "Archeopteryx" (1987)
  • Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 2 "Poème in memoriam Max Reger" (2016)
  • Chamber music
  • Piano music

The second violin concerto was premiered by Elena Denisova , who also recorded Fukushima .

Stage works


  • Theresa Kalin, Franzpeter Messmer (ed.): Franz Hummel (= composers in Bavaria. Vol. 57). Hans Schneider, Tutzing 2014, ISBN 978-3-86296-082-8 .

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Individual evidence