Richard Hoffman (composer)

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Not to be confused with Richard Hofmann (composer).

Richard Hoffman[1] (24 May 1831 in Manchester, England – 17 August 1909 in Mount Kisco, New York) was an English-born American pianist and composer.


Hoffman migrated to New York City in his 16th year. He received early instruction from Anton Rubinstein, Franz Liszt, Sigismond Thalberg, Theodor Döhler and Leopold von Meyer. After his arrival in America he made a tour of the country as a soloist, and later accompanied Jenny Lind on her tours; he also played with Louis Moreau Gottschalk and in 1875 with Hans von Bülow in New York. Later he became an important figure in American musical life. He composed music for the piano, songs, anthems, ballads and church music.[2]


  1. ^ "VIAF permalink". Retrieved February 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Rines 1920.


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