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HOFMANN, Josef: Historical Recordings (1916-1923)

Composer(s)
Artist(s) Hofmann, Josef, piano
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.111326
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Pianists
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Josef Hofmann was one of the greatest pianists of any age. His unique abilities incorporated a technique second to none, and a clarity and pureness of tone that has probably never been heard since his death. Always in total command of everything he played, Hofmann presented each work with an impression of complete facility of execution. The acoustic recordings on this disc include stunning performances of Liszt’s Tarantella from Venezia e Napoliand Moszkowski’s Caprice espagnole, both notable for supremely accurate repeated notes. In the extraordinary performance of Chopin’s Nocturne in F sharp, Op. 15, No. 2, Hofmann’s wonderful singing legato tone is coupled with his understanding of

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Work/Track Title Time
HOFMANN, Josef: Historical Recordings (1916-1923) 1:15:04   
  Waltz No. 2 in A-Flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1, "Grande Valse brillante" 3:50       
  Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2 3:17       
  Nocturne No. 5 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2 4:06       
  Fantasy-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66 4:13       
  Berceuse, Op. 57 3:17       
  Polonaise No. 3 in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1, "Military" 3:12       
  Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 5. Mein Freuden (Moja pieszczotka, My Joys) 3:55       
  Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 1. Madchens Wunsch (Zyczenie, The Maiden's Wish) 3:16       
  2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 1. Waldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs) 3:24       
  Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy supplement, S162/R10: Venezia e Napoli: No. 3. Tarantella 4:41       
  19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor 8:32       
  12 Lieder von Schubert, S558/R243: No. 4. Erlkonig 4:34       
  Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 6, Op. 67: No. 34 in C Major, Op. 67, No. 4, "Spinnerlied" ("Spinning Song") 1:50       
  Rondo capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14 3:46       
  Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 1, Op. 19: No. 3 in A Major, Op. 19, No. 3, "Jagerlied" ("Huntsman's Song") 2:10       
  La jongleuse, Op. 52, No. 4 1:39       
  Caprice espagnol, Op. 37 4:35       
  Humoresques de concert, Op. 14: No. 1. Menuet celebre 3:40       
  10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G Minor: Alla marcia 3:35       
  Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor 3:32       
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