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Encyclopedia > Józef Hofmann

Józef Kazimierz Hofmann ( January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 345 days remaining (346 in leap years). In astrology, it is the cusp day between Aquarius and Capricorn. Events 1156 - According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the... January 20, 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. Events January January 31 United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations. February February 2 - The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed. February 14 - Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone... 1876 February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 318 days remaining (319 in leap years). Events 1742 - Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, becomes British Prime Minister. 1804 - First Barbary War: Stephen Decatur leads a raid to burn the pirate-held frigate ) 1968 - In... February 16, 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). Events Environmental change The Africanized bee is accidentally released in Brazil The Asian Flu pandemic begins in China March 10 - Floodgates of The Dalles Dam are closed inundating Celilo Falls and ancient indian fisheries along the... 1957) was a Polish- to refer to only people from the United States should be avoided in international contexts where it might cause confusion. Some find the use of tends to refer to citizens of the United States only. Referring to a Canadian citizen as American is usually considered to be an insult. In... American A pianist is a person who plays the piano reasonably well. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an orchestra or smaller ensemble, or accompany one or more singers or solo instrumentalists. A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age, some as early... pianist and composer.

Famous as a Prodigies are masters of a specific skill or art, a talent which manifests itself at an early age. One generally accepted definition of a prodigy is a person who, by the age of 10, displays expert proficiency in a field usually only undertaken by adults. Some of the fields more... child prodigy in The Republic of Poland, a democratic country with a population of 38,626,349 and area of 312,685 km², is located in Central Europe, between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania... Poland, he studied with The Russian Federation ( Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Official language Russian (among many others in political subdivisions) Official script Cyrillic alphabet Capital Moscow Largest city Moscow President Vladimir Putin Prime Minister Mikhail... Russian virtuoso Anton Rubinstein Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein ( the best known), five piano concertos, six symphonies and a large number of solo piano works along with a substantial output of works for chamber ensemble, two concertos for cello and one for violin, free_standing orchestral works and tone poems (including one entitled , his Piano... Anton Rubinstein. He was also gifted mechanically and invented mechanisms for the piano.

Hofmann spent most of his career in the The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... United States, where he taught at the The Curtis Institute of Music is a music school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was originally established in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok as a training ground for orchestral players to fill the ranks of the Philadelphia Orchestra, much like the Vienna Hochschule fur Musik and the Vienna Philharmonic. All... Curtis Institute of Music. He made many recordings beginning in 1903, the earliest days of Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. The 12-inch (30 cm) LP vinyl album being a trademark of Columbia Records adopted into common parlance). The term vinyl or vinyl record began to be used... 78s, through the 1950s.

Famously, he had very small hands, which were unable to stretch further than an octave. Steinway & Sons is a piano manufacturing firm, currently based in New York and Hamburg, Germany. The firm was founded in 1839 in Seesen, Germany by Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, who emigrated to America in 1851 and changed his surname to Steinway. By the 1860s they were the leading piano manufacturer... Steinway eventually built him a custom piano with slightly narrower keys than usual, which allowed him to stretch across a ninth.

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, also Sergey Rachmaninov or Serge Rakhmaninov (, and a set of piano pieces, Op. 3, which contains the popular and famous Prelude in C sharp minor, a piece he came to detest through 40 years of audiences demanding it as an encore at his piano recitals. Already in... Rachmaninov considered Hofmann his equal as a pianist and dedicated his Sergei Rachmaninoffs (colloquially known as The Rach 3) is famous for its technical and musical demands of the performer. Following the form of what can be considered a standard concerto, the piece is in three movements: , which portrayed the famous Australian pianist David Helfgott performing the hardest piece in... Piano Concerto No. 3 to him. Hofman never played it, however, a fact attributed by many to his small hands (although this is not necessarily an insurmountable obstacle).

Hofmann had an encylopedic repertoire, only a small part of which has survived in recordings and piano rolls. However, he is now regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century.

Hofmann also invented the first A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. An automobile is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own engine. Different types of automobile include cars, buses, vans and trucks, with cars being the most popular by far. Older terms include horseless carriage and motor car, with motor... automobile A windscreen wiper (windshield wiper in North America) is a device used to wipe rain and dirt from a windscreen. Almost all automobiles are equipped with windscreen wipers, often by legal requirement. Confusingly, some legal systems require wipers without requiring a windscreen. A wiper generally consists of an arm, pivoting... windscreen wiper.



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