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JOSEF HOFMANN PLAYS AGAIN CHOPIN Concerto Nº1 WITHOUT ORCHESTRA (Rolls)
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Josef Hofmann was born in Podgórze, near Cracow (Kraków), Austria-Hungary, (now Poland) in 1876. His father was the composer, conductor and pianist Kazimierz Hofmann, and his mother the singer Matylda Pindelska. A child prodigy, he gave a debut recital in Warsaw at the age of 5,and a long series of concerts throughout Europe and Scandinavia, culminating in a series of concerts in America in 1887-88 that elicited comparisons with young Mozart and young Mendelssohn.Anton Rubinstein took Hofmann as his only private student in 1892 and arranged the debut of his pupil in Hamburg, Germany in 1894. Hofmann toured and performed extensively over the next 50 years as one of the most celebrated pianists of the era In 1913, he was presented with a set of keys to the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. (Wikipedia)