Giovanni Hoffmann

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Giovanni Hoffmann (born ca. 1770, date of death unknown) was an Austrian (?) composer and mandolinist. Almost nothing is known of him save that several compositions for mandolin in the archives of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna bear his name. Some bear a publication date of 1799. It is presumed that "Giovanni" is an Italianization of the name "Johann", but this cannot be proven. A concerto for mandolin and a quartet, the latter in an arrangement, have been recorded.


  • "Giovanni Hoffmann". In David Mason Greene, Biographical Dictionary of Composers. Garden City, New York; Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985.