HOFFNUNG FESTIVAL I, II & III ON HARMONIA MUNDI


Have you ever heard about Gerard Hoffnung? He sure was an eccentric, cartoonish and amateur tuba player (...) and his sense of musical parody is... well: eccentric. Found this morning at local flea-market the three volumes... well, also if not on sought-after Columbia 33CX... pressings, the music on these waxes is superb and the vinyl on French Harmonia Mundi is premium quality...

A very, very nice find and a live recordings at Royal Albert Hall in London - conducted by Malcolm Arnold, Norman del Mar and other great artists - whose quality is just a cherry on the cake.

Stefano Bertoncello