A Celebration: Chamber Music by Bernard Hoffer
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Bernard Hoffer's large chamber works are given stunning performances by Boston Musica Viva.

This 2-CD set features performances by the renowned Boston Musica Viva of large chamber works by Bernard Hoffer. Born in Switzerland, Hoffer came to the U.S. in 1941, studying at Eastman He was an arranger and pianist for the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, DC for several years. He came to New York in 1962 where he worked as a freelance musician, composer, conductor, and arranger, writing extensively for films, television, and commercials for which he received several Clio Awards and Emmy nominations. This is the fifth recording of his music for Albany Records. Founded by Richard Pittman in 1969, Boston Musica Viva was the first professional ensemble in Boston devoted to contemporary music and is distinguished today as the oldest new music ensemble in the U.S. Boston Musica Viva enjoys an international reputation for innovation and excellence and has performed more than 750 works by 320 composers.
Contents:
Bernard Hoffer, composer
A Celebration
Boston Musica Viva; Richard Pittman (conductor)

Bernard Hoffer, composer
Concerto di Camera V
Boston Musica Viva; Richard Pittman (conductor); Ann Bobo (flutes); Robert Schulz (percussion)

Bernard Hoffer, composer
Concerto di Camera IV
Boston Musica Viva; Richard Pittman (conductor); William Kirkley (clarinets)

Bernard Hoffer, composer
Lear in the Wilderness
Boston Musica Viva; Richard Pittman (conductor); David Kravitz (baritone)

Bernard Hoffer, composer
Musica Sacra
Boston Musica Viva; Richard Pittman (conductor)

Bernard Hoffer, composer
Musica Profana
Boston Musica Viva; Richard Pittman (conductor)

Bernard Hoffer, composer
Paul Revere's Ride
Boston Musica Viva; Richard Pittman (conductor); Joyce Kulhawik (narrator)

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