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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 at Washington State University brings you another in a series of recitals by the keyboard giants of the early 20th century masters of piano art who 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 stopped. 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 introduce today's legendary pianist. Earlier in this series we heard Joseph Hoffman in a recital which presented compositions by five different composers. Today I have chosen a program which includes only two compositions. First we hear the stuff by Schumann is recorded for the new art by Joseph Hoffman. You have just heard contraband on the remainder of today's program will
be Joseph Hoffman's interpretation of the Chopin B flat minor Sonata Opus 35. I am.
Why. That post Chopin's be plaid minor Sonata as played by Joseph Hofmann
the featured artist on today's program. This has been of the legendary pianist a series of recycles from doo Ark 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 pianists. It is produced by Elmer H. Erickson for Washington State University Radio Huron though speaking. This is the end E.B. Radio Network.
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The legendary pianists
Schumann and Chopin
Producing Organization
Washington State University
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
Josef Hofmann performs works by Schumann 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: 62-8-5 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:59
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