The chamber music with flute by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) is, although always elegant and cheerful, never from trivial smoothness. Rather, it continues to surprise with its great melodic charm and winning ideas. It is light music in the best sense, calculated to excite connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. For making music in private, the works prove equally to be as suitable as for performance in the bourgeois and aristocratic salons or the public concert hall. The convincing use of historical instruments ensures not only a perfect balance, but in addition gives the pieces aural appeal.