J. J. Hummel

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J. J. Hummel was a major publisher of the Viennese Classical period (1770-1820).

Johann Julius Hummel (1728-1798), from Waltershausen, Thuringia, came to the Netherlands around 1748 and settled in Amsterdam in 1753. He started a music store and publishing business, as did his younger brother Burchard in the Hague. Johann Julius was very energetic, opening a branch in Berlin in 1770, and making his home there in 1774, leaving his daughter Elisabeth Christina in charge of the main office. The firm was described as Chez J. J. Hummel à Berlin, à Amsterdam au Grand Magasin de Musique.

Hummel published around 1000 instrumental works by the famous composers of the day including Joseph Haydn, Luigi Boccherini, Johann Christian Bach, Carl Stamitz, Ignaz Pleyel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After the death of the two brothers, in 1797 and 1798, the Hague firm was wound up, but the Amsterdam-Berlin firm continued under Johann Julius' son, Johann Bernhard Hummel, and published a further 400 items before ceasing business in about 1820.

Summary: Founded (ca.1766?) in Amsterdam, later in Berlin, by Johann Julius (Jean Julien) Hummel (17 December 1728 - 27 February 1798). Dissolved ca.1821. (See MusicSack, The Writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone (Google Books).)

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • Possibly also B. Hummel (the Hague)?

Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
0006 Graf 3 Harpsichord Trios, Op.13
0186 Pichl 6 Duets for 2 Violins, Op.4 (parts) 1782
0305 Klöffler 6 Sonatas for 2 Flutes, Basso continuo, op. 5 1774
0331 Boccherini 6 String Trios, G.95-100 (Op.14) (parts) 1784
0345 Abel 6 String Quartets, Op.12 (parts)
0441 Lidl 3 Flute Quintets, Op.5 (parts) 1783
0552 Braun (1753–1811) String Trios, Op.3 1783
0592 Haydn Keyboard Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI:42 1785
0640 Pleyel 6 String Quartets, B.346-351 (parts. as op.14) 1788
0715 Pleyel 3 String Trios, B.401-403 (parts. as op.13 book1) 1791
0843 Bliesener 3 String Quartets, Op.3 (parts) 1790s
0889 Rosetti Symphony ded. to Paul I 1797
1015 Ebers Ballade: Pächter Steffens Abentheuer 1798
1018 Ebers Symphony in C major (parts) 1799
1036 Steibelt Trois airs : scènes de l'opera Romeo et Juliette (v.s.) 1797
1365 Mozart Divertimento in E-flat major, K.563 (parts) 1805
1480 Fodor Piano Concertino, Op.21 1805
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Authority control

VIAF (Hummel, Johann Julius)

Amsterdam music publishers 18th c (Dutch)