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The Complete Josef Hofmann Vol 5 - Solo Recordings 1935-1948


Release Date: 10/14/1997 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 52004   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinClaude DebussyJosef HofmannFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Josef HofmannEfrem Zimbalist
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Josef Hofmann is considered by many of his peers to be the greatest pianist of his time. This 2-disc set, with notes by Harold Schonberg, chronicles Hofmann's career later in life containing material never before heard on CD. Josef Hofmann is considered by many of his peers to be the greatest pianist of his time. This 2-disc set, with notes by Harold Schonberg, chronicles Hofmann's career later in life containing material never before heard on CD. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/04/1938 
2. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Date of Recording: 08/19/1946 
3. Berceuse for Piano, Op. 20 no 5 by Josef Hofmann
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano), Efrem Zimbalist (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: C1935 
4. Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/09/1940 
Notes: This is a test recording including only the first few measures of the
work. 
5. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/01/1942 
Notes: This is a test recording including only the first few measures of the
work. 
6. Polish Songs (6) for Piano (Chopin), S 480: no 1, Maiden's wish by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/29/1935 
7. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58: 1st movement, Allegro maestoso by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/06/1935 
8. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Date of Recording: 02/09/1940 
Notes: This is a test recording including only the first few measures of the work. 
9. Polish Songs (6) for Piano (Chopin), S 480: no 5, My darling by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/29/1935 
10. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 08/09/1943 
11. Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/29/1935 
12. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/04/1938 
13. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/01/1942 
14. Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/04/1938 
15. Musical snuffbox, Op. 32 by Anatole Liadov
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/09/1940 
16. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 10/19/1941 
17. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/19/1941 
18. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1943 
19. Pieces (10) for Piano, Op. 12: no 1, March by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1913; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1943 
20. Etude for Piano left hand by Josef Hofmann
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1943 
21. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 08/09/1943 
22. Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1944 
23. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Furies by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: C1948 
Notes: Arranged: Sgambati 
24. Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, J 138/Op. 24: 4th movement, Rondo "Perpetuum Mobile" by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Josef Hofmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/19/1941 

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