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FRANZ ANTON HOFFMEISTER  

(1754 - 1812)

Born in Rothenburg am Neckar, Franz Anton Hoffmeister went to Vienna to study law, leaving in 1778 to serve as Kapellmeister to a nobleman in Hungary. By 1784 he was back in Vienna, where he set up a music publishing business, establishing a close association with Mozart. In 1795 he signed much of his business over to Artaria. In 1800 he started another publishing enterprise with the Leipzig organist Ambrosius Kühnel, a business which later was taken over by C.F. Peters. Hoffmeister left Leipzig and returned to Vienna in 1805. He published works by many of his contemporaries.

Vocal and Instrumental Music

Hoffmeister contributed to many genres of music. For the theatre he wrote operettas, Singspiel and operas, as well as other sacred and secular vocal music. For the orchestra he composed 44 symphonies, 13 of which are lost and 15 published. He was particularly prolific in chamber music, with a quantity of string quartets and flute quartets among many other works, including trios, duo sonatas, and violin or flute sonatas, all very much in the accepted style of his time.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
GRAND PIANO - THE KEY COLLECTION: 3 Centuries of Rare Keyboard Gems Grand Piano
GP753-55
Instrumental
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: 3 Duets, Op. 6 / BEETHOVEN, L. van: 3 Duets, WoO 27 (arr. F. Hermann for violin and cello) (Mills, Vukotic) Naxos
8.573541
Chamber Music
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Clarinet Concerto / Sinfonia concertante No. 2 (South West German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim, Moesus) Orfeo
C622051A
Orchestral, Concertos
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Double Bass Quartets Nos. 2-4 / SCHUBERT, F.: Arpeggione Sonata (arr. for double bass) (Duka, Sebestyen, Nicolai, Ostertag, Moll) Naxos
8.572187
Chamber Music
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Flute Concertos Nos. 21 and 24 (B. Meier, Prague Chamber Orchestra) Naxos
8.551292
Concertos
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Flute Concertos, Vol. 1 - Nos. 21 and 24 (B. Meier, Prague Chamber Orchestra) Naxos
8.572738
Concertos
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 - Nos. 16, 17 and 22 (B. Meier, Prague Chamber Orchestra) Naxos
8.573040
Concertos
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Tzinlikova) Grand Piano
GP666
Instrumental
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Tzinlikova) Grand Piano
GP667
Instrumental
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 3 (Tzinlikova) Grand Piano
GP668
Instrumental
HOFFMEISTER, F.A.: Viola Concertos / STAMITZ, C.P.: Viola Concerto No. 1 (Victoria Chiang, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Thakar) Naxos
8.572162
Concertos
HOFFMEISTER: Works for Viola (Complete) Oehms Classics
OC334
Concertos, Instrumental, Concertos
Horn Quintets - MOZART, W.A. / HAUFF, W.G. / HOFFMEISTER, F.A. / BEETHOVEN, L. van (Guarnaschelli, Erdei, Signum Quartet) Capriccio
C5059
Chamber Music
NIGHT MUSIC IN THE JACQUIN RESIDENCE (A) (Calamus) Gramola Records
Gramola99097
Chamber Music
Orchestral Music - HAYDN, J. / HOFFMEISTER, F.A. / ROSETTI, A. / MARQUIS DE DAMPIERRE, M.-A. (La Chasse) (Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra, Campestrini) Orfeo
C466971A
Orchestral
ROMANTIC PIANO CONCERTO ANTHOLOGY (THE), Vol. 1 (Blumental, Galling, Toperczer, R. Keller, Akiko Sagara, Littauer, H. Kann, Ponti, Kyriakou) Vox
VOX-ED-5986
Concertos
String Quartet Recital: Aviv Quartet Naxos
8.555952
Chamber Music




 
 
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