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International Piano Archives at Maryland

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By appointment,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Contact:

Donald Manildi
IPAM Curator

Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
(301) 405-9224
E-mail: godowsky@umd.edu


Josef Hofmann Collection

Picture of Josef Hofmann, pianistJosef Hofmann was born in Podgorze, Poland on January 20, 1876. Instructed solely by his father until the age of 10, Hofmann began performing at the age of six. His touring years began then as well, leading him through major European cities with great success and frequent comparisons to a young Mozart. Hofmann's main teachers were Moritz Moszkowski and Anton Rubinstein. In 1887, Hofmann made his first appearences in the U.S. Hofmann then settled in this country and became the first Director of the newly opened Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Hofmann wrote primarily for the piano, but also composed for the piano and orchestra. Hofmann died in Los Angeles on February 16, 1957. Hofmann's recorded legacy is available on compact discs issued by VAI Audio and by Marston Records. IPAM currently holds a representative selection of Hofmann materials and documents.

SERIES DESCRIPTION

SERIES I - CONCERT MATERIALS

SERIES II - CORRESPONDENCE

SERIES III - PHOTOGRAPHS

SERIES IV - SCORES

  • Works by Hofmann 
  • Works by Other Composers

SERIES V - BOOKS/MISCELLANEOUS MEMORABILIA