Johann Nepomuk Hummel

1778 (Pressburg, Austria, now Bratislava, Slovakia) – 1837 (Weimar, Germany)

Hummel was a pupil of Haydn, Albrechtsberger, Mozart, Salieri and Clementi. Beethoven, whom he visited regularly, and his former students Czerny and Hiller were among his colleagues; Czerny had been studying with Beethoven but switched to Hummel on hearing him play. Hummel and Hiller were pall-bearers at Beethoven’s funeral; he met Schubert at the funeral, who dedicated his last three sonatas to him. He visited Chopin in Poland (both Chopin and Schumann were influenced by him) and Field in Russia.