Music and Vision homepage

Gerard Hoffnung

Gerard Hoffnung, the artist and musical humorist, was born in Berlin on 22 March 1925. Less known was his ability with the tuba, which led to a performance of Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto in 1958. He died in London, still a young man, on 28 September 1959, before the last of the three famous and hilarious London Hoffnung Music Festival concerts.

A selection of M&V articles about Gerard Hoffnung

CD Spotlight. Farrago of Fun - The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert, recommended by Howard Smith. '... though these show their age, the sound remains adequate.'

-------

 << Music & Vision home                Classical music news >>