Josef Hofmann, Vol.1 - Chopin: Concertos (CD)

Josef Hofmann, Vol.1 - Chopin: Concertos (CD)

Code: 1002



Product Description


A greatly improved re-mastering of our first version of this release, with new transfers (2007) from the original lacquer disc sources by Ward Marston. Includes the radio announcements and commentary that accompanied the original broadcast.

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Live broadcast, March 13, 1938

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Live broadcast, December 27, 1936

Josef Hofmann, piano
Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli

• 1956 Interview with Josef Hofmann
• Excerpt from the first movement of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in a 1935 performance performed by Hofmann with the BBC Symphony under the direction of Hamilton Harty
• Presentation to Hofmann of the manuscript of Anton Rubinstein’s Piano Trio