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E.T.A. Hoffmann

1776-1822 DE
Composer of Classical, Spoken Word and Children's Music
A.k.a. Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann

Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (Königsberg , January 24, 1776 – Berlin, June 25, 1822), who changed his third name to Amadeus in honour to Mozart, is one of the best-known representatives of German Romanticism, and a pioneer of the fantasy genre, with a taste for the macabre. He was also a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. As a musician, he composed about 80 works, including several operas, among them Aurora (1811-12), after Franz von Holbein, and Undine (1814), after Baron Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué's tale, one symphony, sacred and chamber music, as well as instrumental pieces. His tales inspired many other authors (Edgar Allan Poe, Nikolai Gogol, Charles Dickens, Franz Kafka, Charles Baudelaire, among others) and also composers. His most familiar story is “Nussknacker und Mausekönig [‘Nutcracker and Mouse King’]” (1816), which inspired Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker (1892). Jacques Offenbach's masterwork, the opera Les contes d'Hoffmann [‘The Tales of Hoffmann’] (1881), is based on the stories “Der Sandmann [‘The Sandman’]” (1816), “Rath Krespel [‘Councilor Krespel’]” (1818), and “Das verlorene Spiegelbild [‘The Lost Reflection’]” from “Die Abenteuer der Silvester-Nacht [‘The Adventures of New Year's Eve’]” (1814). Robert Schumann composed his Kreisleriana (1837) in homage to Hoffmann's most famous character, the genius musician Kreisler. As musical critic, he set new standards for writing about music, and was the first one to describe music as "the most Romantic of all the arts." Most important is his review of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 (1808). Some of his most important works as author are: - Fantasiestücke in Callots Manier [‘Fantasy Pieces in the Manner of Callot’ or ‘Fantasias in Callot's Style’], 1814 - Die Elixiere des Teufels [‘The Devil's Elixir’] (1815–1816) - Nachtstücke [‘Night Pieces’ or ‘Nocturnes’] (1816–1817) - Die Serapions-Brüder [‘The Serapion Brothers’] (1819–1821) - Lebensansichten des Katers Murr nebst fragmentarischer Biographie des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler in zufälligen Makulaturblättern [‘The Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr with a Fragmentary Biography of the Music Director Johannes Kreisler in Accidentally Intermingled Pages’] (1819–1821, fragment).

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Spoken Word
  • Children's Music
Popular Tracks   
Kapitel 1 & Kapitel 2.1 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 2.4 & Kapitel 3.1 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 3.2 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 2.3 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 3.3 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 2.2 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 3.4 & Kapitel 4.1 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 4.3 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 4.2 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Kapitel 4.4 & Kapitel 5.1 - Das Fräulein von Scuderi on Das Fräulein von Scuderi by E.T.A. Hoffmann

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Der SandmannE.T.A. Hoffmann2016Album
Missa ● MiserereE.T.A. Hoffmann2013Album
Щелкунчик И Мышиный КорольE.T.A. Hoffmann2012Album
Die KönigsbrautE.T.A. Hoffmann2011Album
Liebe Und EifersuchtE.T.A. Hoffmann2010Album
Der Sandmann & Das Öde HausE.T.A. Hoffmann2008Album
Chamber MusicE.T.A. Hoffmann2008Album
Крошка Цахес, По Прозвищу ЦинноберE.T.A. Hoffmann2007Album
Das Fräulein Von ScuderiMichael Rotschopf, E.T.A. Hoffmann2006Album
Die Serapions-Brüder (Ausschnitte)E.T.A. Hoffmann2006Album
Der MagnetiseurDaniel Morgenroth Liest E.T.A. Hoffmann2006Album
Der SandmannE.T.A. Hoffmann / Robert Schumann2006Album
Das Öde Haus. Eine SpukgeschichteE.T.A. Hoffmann2005Album
Das Steinerne HerzE.T.A. Hoffmann2005Album
Die Abenteuer Der Silvesternacht - Eine SpukgeschichteE.T.A. Hoffmann Read By Ingo Hülsmann2004Album
Der Sandmann (1822)E.T.A. Hoffmann2004Album
Chamber MusicE.T.A. Hoffmann2003Album
Nußknacker Und MausekönigE.T.A. Hoffmann Gelesen Von Hans-Jürgen Schatz2002Album
Messe D-Moll / Mass In D Minor - Motetten / MotetsE.T.A. Hoffmann1999Album
Arlequin Ballet • OverturesE.T.A. Hoffmann, Johannes Goritzki, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss1999Album
Miserere In B-mollE.T.A. Hoffmann, Festivalchor Arosa1998Album
Miserere B-Moll / Sinfonie Es-DurE.T.A. Hoffmann1997Album
Complete Piano SonatasE.T.A. Hoffmann - Wolfgang Brunner1996Album
UndineE.T.A. Hoffmann - Elisabeth Glauser, Krisztina Laki, Mani Mekler, Hans Franzen, Roland Hermann, Karl Ridderbusch, Roland Bader1993Album
ЩелкунчикE.T.A. Hoffmann1991Album
Dziadek Do OrzechówE.T.A. Hoffmann1990Album
Dziadek Do OrzechówE.T.A. Hoffmann1989Album
ЩелкунчикE.T.A. Hoffmann1986Album
NutcrackerE.T.A. Hoffmann • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky : Christopher Plummer, Michael Tilson Thomas, Philharmonia Orchestra1986Album
Klaviertrio E-Dur / Klaviertrio C-Dur Op. 87E.T.A. Hoffmann, Genberg-Trio, Johannes Brahms1985Album
Sinfonie Es-Dur - Ouverture Zu "Die Lustigen Musikanten"E.T.A. Hoffmann - Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lothar Zagrosek, Roland Bader1984Album
Dichter Und Maler Als Komponisten = Poets And Painters As ComposersBoris Pasternak / E.T.A. Hoffmann / Lyonel Feininger, Annie Gicquel1981Album
The Tales of E.T. A. Hoffmann - Councillor KrespelE.T.A. Hoffmann1981Album
Miserere B-Moll Fuer Soli, Chor Und OrchesterE.T.A. Hoffmann, Krisztina Laki, Hildegard Laurich, Gwendolyn Killebrew, Aldo Baldin, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Kölner Rundfunkchor, Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Roland Bader1979Album
The Story Of The NutcrackerClaire Bloom, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, E.T.A. Hoffmann1977Album
Harfen-Quintet / Klavier-TrioE.T.A. Hoffmann1969Album
Schauergeschichten 2E.T.A. Hoffmann, Ulrich HefnerAlbum
Sinfonie C-Moll / Sinfonie Es-DurLouis Spohr / E.T.A. Hoffmann - Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie • Tamás SulyokAlbum
Conteur Fantastique Et Musicien RomantiqueE.T.A. HoffmannAlbum
Das Öde HausE.T.A. Hoffmann, Alexander PenselSingle
ЩелкунчикPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, E.T.A. HoffmannAlbum
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