Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (yōˈhän nāˈpōmŏk hŏmˈəl) [key], 1778–1837, Hungarian-born pianist and composer. In piano technique and improvisatory ability Hummel was thought to rival Beethoven. His compositions—124 opus numbers, many written for piano and chamber groups—represent a link between the classical and romantic styles.
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