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Magdalena Hoffmann


Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: February 11, 2022

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Respighi: No. 3. Notturno. Lento
Chopin: Valse in E Minor, op. posth. BI 56
1 Respighi: Pieces (6) for Piano, P. 44 / No. 3. Notturno. Lento  
2 Chopin: Waltz No. 19 in A minor, Op. post., KKIVb:11, B 150  
3 Chopin: Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. post., KKIVa:15, B 56  
4 Field: Nocturne No. 5 in B flat major (H.37)  
5 Field: Nocturne No. 12 in G major (H.58)  
6 Renié: Danse des Lutins  
7 Schumann, Clara: Soirées musicales (6), Op. 6 / II. Notturno. Andante con moto  
8 Britten: Suite for harp in C major, Op. 83 / I. Overture. Majestic  
9 II. Toccata. Fast and gay  
10 III. Nocturne. Slow and quiet  
11 IV. Fugue. Lively  
12 V. Hymn. Slow and solemn  
13 Pizzetti: Sogno  
14 Tournier: Images / XII. La danse du Moujik  
15 Chopin: Waltzes (3), Op. 34 / No. 2 in A Minor  
16 Hersch, F: Character Studies / I. Nocturne for Left Hand Alone  
17 Damase: Fantaisie on Tales of Hoffmann  
18 Chopin: Nocturnes (2), Op. 48 / No. 2 in F Sharp Minor. Andantino  
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Night falls in diverse ways in Magdalena Hoffmann’s Deutsche Grammophon debut album. Nightscapes, set for release on 11 February 2022, sees the German harpist dive deep into the intimate, mysterious, magical world of night music, as well as exploring the theme of dance. Its tracklist spans everything from the austere beauty of Britten’s Suite for Harp Op. 83 and languid lyricism of Pizzetti’s Sogno to the folk-like colours of Tournier’s La danse du moujik. The recording comprises both original pieces for solo harp and compositions for piano, skilfully transcribed by Hoffmann herself.

The compositions chosen by the artist portray a multitude of nightscapes, from those we can see to those we know by intuition. “At night everything becomes more intimate, more deeply felt, more multilayered,” observes Hoffmann. “The darkness encourages an inward gaze, while the soul stretches its wings – and so does the imagination. Whether in dreams or during sleepless nights, the limitations placed on our minds by the (every)day begin to melt away.” 

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