"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Hubert Hoffmann

Like most musicians of his generation, Hubert Hoffmann, a member of Austria's leading early music ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria, pursues a wide-ranging career as a continuo player with numerous ensembles performing on period instruments all over the world. His fascination for the unique blend of lute music for the Habsburg Courts is reflected in his solo projects, in which he aims to shed light upon this undeservedly neglected niche in baroque lute music repertoire. His first solo CD of works by the Bohemian Count Johann Antonin Losy was received to wide critical acclaim. The second recording of music from the lute manuscript Ms.1255 in the monastery library at Klosterneuburg for the ORF Edition of Classical Music, the first ever recording of Wenzel Ludwig Radolt's important 1701 collection of lute concertos Die allertreueste Freindin for Challenge Classics, and the music of the Vienna lutenist Karl Kohaut, also for Challenge Classics, have now been issued.
In 2012, he was appointed curator of a long-term research project in the fields of lute music, lute playing and lute restoration at Kremsmünster Abbey in Upper Austria, producing an edition of the tablatures for lute and mandora, stored in the music library there. As a part of this work he has recently recorded music of Father Ferdinand Fisher, a lute playing member of this Benedictine Monastery, also for Challenge Classic.
From 2013 to 2015 he was active as chairman of the Austrian Lute Society "ÖLG". As artistic consultant, he is also engaged in establishing a new concert series with music from the Goess Manuscripts in the historic Fronmiller Hall at Ebenthal Castle in Carinthia.

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Psalms from Sacri Concentus 1681
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor
From Heaven on Earth - Lute Music from Kremsmunster Abbey
Hubert Hoffmann
The Four Seasons
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor
Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor
Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor
Chalumeaux - Concertos, ouvertures & sonatas
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor
Partite a 3
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor
The Mystery of Sign. Mouthon
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor
Haydn's Lute Player
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor
Viennese Lute Concertos
Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor