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The following tape recorded program is made available to this station by the National Association of educational broadcasters. The legendary piano in. Washington State University brings you another in a series of recitals by the keyboard giants of the early 20th century. The masters of piano art made most of their recordings before the era of modern electronics. These legendary concert artists made their records on thick rolls of perforated paper similar to the old player piano rolls but designed for a much more complex instrument called the reproducing piano recital we will hear today as selected from more than a thousand of these roll recordings in the collection of Dr. Campbell style. The chairman of the music department at Washington State University. The performance will be on a
Steinway duo are reproducing piano and Dr. Stout's home. Here now is Dr.. Campbell start to be introduced today as the legendary PM. Today we're presenting another recital with Joseph Hoffman as a performing artist. Earlier programs featured him in an all Chopin concert and a recital with several different composers represented today's programme presents Mr Hoffman not only as a performer but as a composer. The first number is the sanctuary which he published under the pseudonym of Michael Dvorsky. You just heard the sanctuary by Joseph Hoffman. Next we hear Mr Holland's
performance of his a tude for the left hand a. You just heard Hofmann's etude for the left hand. Next on the program is bear
Seuss. You have just heard the last number in the group of original compositions played by Joseph
is kaleidoscope. You have just heard kaleidoscope by Joseph Hoffman. Mr. Hartman closes today's
recital with two sharpened compositions. The waltz in C-sharp minor and the scared so in B flat minor. B.
Chopin's wants in C-sharp minor and in B flat minor
Hofmann the featured artist on today's program. This has been the legendary Pianists series of recitals from reproducing piano rolls by the great concert pianists of the early 20th century. Your host and commentator on these programs is Dr. Campbell Stout the chairman of the music department of Washington State University the legendary pianist is produced by Omar Erickson for Washington State University Radio. Here Randall speaking. This is the and the AEB Radio Network.
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The legendary pianists
Dvorsky, Hofmann, Chopin
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Washington State University
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program presents Josef Hofmann performing works by Dvorsky, Hofmann and Chopin.
Series Description
Music by great early-twentieth century concert pianists who produced Duo-Art piano roll recordings before advent of electronic recording.
Broadcast Date
Media type
Host: Stout, Kemble, 1916-
Performer: Hofmann, Josef, 1876-1957
Producing Organization: Washington State University
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 62-8-19 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:30
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