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The Hoffnung Music
Festival Concert -
recommended by
HOWARD SMITH

'... though these show their age, the sound remains adequate.'

The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert. Hoffnung at the Oxford Union including The Bricklayer's Lament. © 2011 Regis Records

Multi-gifted humorist Gerard Hoffnung was a one-off. Other inimitables of the twentieth century have included Heath Robinson, Spike Milligan, Glenn Gould, Gerald Scarfe, Ogden Nash and Jackson Pollock.

After escaping to London from the Nazi nightmare of 1939 with his parents Herr Ludwig und Frau Hildegard, the perceptive young Berliner, Gerhard Hoffnung, cottoned on to British eccentricities and humor with astonishing ease.

His activities kept him constantly 'on the go'; as artist, teacher, cartoonist, caricaturist, musician and tuba player, plus enjoying overwhelming success as both broadcaster and raconteur...

Copyright © 20 October 2011 Howard Smith,
Katikati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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THE HOFFNUNG MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT

GERARD HOFFNUNG

MALCOLM ARNOLD

HUMPHREY SEARLE

LAWRENCE LEONARD

DENNIS BRAIN

REGIS RECORDS

ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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