The Complete Josef Hofmann, Volume 5

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Transfer whiz Ward Marston presents a treasure trove designed to lure both pianophiles and archivists alike. For starters, Hofmann’s 1935 Victor test recordings include all known alternate takes. Encores from a 1938 Philadelphia concert reveal the pianist’s superficial side, but a careful representation from his problematic Bell Telephone Hour broadcasts flesh out Hofmann’s recorded repertoire with a simple, unforced Debussy Claire de Lune and a rollicking Prokofiev March, op. 12, n…

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.

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The Complete Josef Hofmann, Volume 5

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