Hiller (1811-1885) and Felix Mendelssohn were great pals as boys and young men. Their influence on each other's music is easy to hear. Unfortunately, the two men fell out in 1843 after Hiller replaced Mendelssohn at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He was a great pianist, and Robert Schumann dedicated his only piano concerto to him. Chopin also dedicated three of his Nocturnes to Hiller. Hiller's compositions are largely forgotten these days, but they are nonetheless charming and as affable as he was in life.