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Hummel

Last of the classical composers:

What do you say about the last composer of the Classical era? Other than he was the last?

Johann Nepomuk Hummel is almost unknown today, but in his time was one of the most famous composers in Europe. Mozart’s pupil, Beethoven’s and Goethe’s friend, Schubert’s mentor, he was at the very heart of the music world, to the point where Beethoven asked him to perform at his memorial concert.

But he was the last of his school …

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Glenn Miller and swing

Not a huge fan of swing and similar ‘blended’ music – I pegged out about the mid-30s but it’s useful to at least look at what became of jazz. Having said that, it’s still thousands of times better than the vast majority of offerings today:

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