The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Hoffman, Richard
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HOFFMAN, Richard, American pianist and composer; b. Manchester, England, 24 May 1831; d. 17 Aug. 1909. He came to New York in his 16th year. He received early instruction from Rubinstein, Liszt, Thalberg, Döbler and 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 Gottschalk and Von Bülow in New York in 1875. Later he became an important figure in American musical life. He composed music for the piano, songs, anthems, ballads and church music.