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Josef Hofmann plays Chopin and Encores



At his best in the second decade of the twentieth century, these were the years in which Hofmann made the majority of his recordings for the Aeolian Company’s Duo-Art Reproducing piano. This release includes many of his popular encore-pieces alongside a performance of Chopin’s First Piano Concerto. A grand harvest of perfect piano writing, this concerto has retained a special place in the heart of concert pianists, though conductors have little to do. In this performance Hofmann includes the orchestral parts on the piano.

Josef Hofmann plays Chopin and Encores