This collection consists of Duo-Art piano rolls once curated by Josef Hofmann, pianist and
director of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, from 1926 to 1938. His
performances of Beethoven, Chopin, and his own compositions are included. Other notable
pianists include Harold Bauer, Alfred Cortot, Guiomar Novaes, Ignace Jan Paderewski, and
Serge Prokofieff among others.
"Josef Casimir Hofmann, (born Jan. 20, 1876, Podgorze, near Kraków, Pol.—died Feb. 16,
1957, Los Angeles), Polish-born American pianist, especially noted for his glittering
performances of the music of Frédéric Chopin.
(230) piano roll(s)
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