R e c o r d i n g s

Since 1982 Ian Hobson has amassed a discography of over sixty recordings for such labels as Albany/Troy, Arabesque, Artek, Catalyst, EMI, Hungaroton, Hyperion, and Toccata Classics. Recent releases include the first-ever recording of Bohuslav Martinů's ballet The Shadow with Sinfonia Varsovia, three concerti by David DeBoor Canfield, solo piano music of Edward Loder and Harold Truscott, and collaborations with Sherban Lupu, Csaba Erdelyi, and Paul Sperry.

Hobson is the first artist to record the complete piano works of Frederick Chopin, a monumental undertaking that spans sixteen volumes. Hobson has also recorded the complete piano works of Robert Schumann, the complete piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Hummel, the complete piano variations of Johannes Brahms, and the complete solo piano transcriptions of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

 

In 1998 Hobson founded Zephyr Records with two inaugural releases: El Capitan, John Philip Sousa's most popular operetta, recorded at the University of Illinois where Sousa himself had been a distinguished visitor; and the 32 Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven, recorded between 1992-96 at Rice University. Zephyr's catalogue has since grown to include vocal music by Poulenc and Schubert with Paul Sperry, Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat and Walton's Facade with William Warfield, a three-volume series of chamber music, music by Prince Louis Ferdinand and Schumann on original instruments, new piano music from Scotland, piano transcriptions by Leopold Godowsky, a live performamnce of French masterpieces by the late Michel Block, and the complete piano concerti of Ignaz Moscheles - just a few of the eclectic offerings available.

Chopin5
SchubertII
Sousa
Beethoven9
Johnson
Paderewski
Moscheles1
Godowsky
Folk_Songs
Chopin9
Falla_Ravel
Byways
Bloch
Bartok
White
Sperry
Schubert
Poulenc
Rachmaninoff

D i s c o g r a p h y

Year          Label

1985             Arabesque

1986             Arabesque

1987             Arabesque

1987             Arabesque

1987             Arabesque

1988             Arabesque

1988             Arabesque

1988             Arabesque

1988             Arabesque

1989             Arabesque

1989             Arabesque

1989             Arabesque

1991             Arabesque

1991             Arabesque

1992             Zephyr

1993             Arabesque

1994             Zephyr

1994             Zephyr

1994             Arabesque

1995             Arabesque

1995             Zephyr

1995             EMI

1997             Arabesque

1997             Albany

1997             Arabesque

1997             Hyperion

1998             Zephyr

1998             Zephyr

1998             Zephyr

1998             Zephyr

1998             Zephyr

1998             Zephyr

1998             Zephyr

1999             Zephyr

1999             Zephyr

2000             Zephyr

2001             Albany

2001             Zephyr

2002             Redcliffe

2002             Zephyr

2003             Albany

2003             Albany

2004             Zephyr

2004             Albany

2005             Albany

2005             Zephyr

2006             Albany

2006             Albany

2006             Albany

2007             Albany

2007             Zephyr

2007             Albany

2007             Artek

2008             Albany

2008             Albany

2008             Albany

2009             Albany

2009             Albany

2009             Zephyr

2009             Zephyr

2009             Albany

2010             Albany

2011             Toccata Classics

2011             Albany

2011             Zephyr

2011             Zephyr

2011             Toccata Classics

2011             Zephyr

2012             Zephyr

2012             Zephyr

2012             Albany

2012             Zephyr

2012             Zephyr

2012             Zephyr

2012             Zephyr

2012             Zephyr

2012             Toccata Classics

2013             Toccata Classics

2013             Toccata Classics

2013             Albany

2014             Zephyr

2014             Zephyr

2014             Hungaroton

2015             Toccata Classics

2015             Zephyr

2015             Toccata Classics

2016             Toccata Classics

2016             Toccata Classics

2016             Toccata Classics

Album
Françaix: Concertino; Piano Concerto; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2
Hummel: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1
Leopold Godowsky: 18 Studies on Chopin Etudes
Richard Strauss: Berleske and Parergon
Darius Milhaud: Creation du Monde and other works
The London Piano School, Vol. 1
The London Piano School, Vol. 2
The London Piano School, Vol. 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Seventeen Etudes- Tableaux, Op. 33 & 39
Hummel: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux; Septet; Allegro Appassionato; Bagatelles
Hummel: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3
Rachmaninoff: 24 Preludes
Schumann: The Complete Piano Sonatas and Other Works
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1
Hobson's Choice
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3
The Complete Piano Variations of Johannes Brahms
The Complete Solo Piano Transcriptions and Arrangements of Sergei Rachmaninoff
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4
Chopin: Etudes, Op. 10 & 25; Rachmaninoff; Complete Piano Transcriptions
Rachmaninoff: Early Piano Works
Benjamin Lees: Piano Sonata No. 4; Mirrors: Fantasty Variations
Mendelssohn: Works for Piano & Orchestra
The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol 16: Huss & Schelling
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 7
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8
Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 9
David Johnson: Twelve Preludes & Fugues for Piano
Ian Hobson Plays Schubert & Godowsky
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand
Ignaz Moscheles, Vol. 1
Franz Schubert 1828
Allen Shawn: Piano Concerto; Benjamin Lees: Piano Concerto No. 2
Ignaz Moscheles, Vol. 2
Graham Whettam: Concerto Drammatico; Sinfonia Contra Timore
Ignacy Jan Pederewski: Piano Concerto; Polish Fantasy
Quincy Porter: Symphony No. 1; Poem & Dance; Symphony No. 2
Don Gillis: Star-Spangled Symphony; Amarillo: Dance Symphony
Ignaz Moscheles, Vol. 3
Don Gillis: Symphony No. 4, The Pioneers; Concerto No. 2
Don Gillis: Paul Bunyan; Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6
Ernest Bloch: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Concerto Grosso No. 1
Don Gillis: Symphony No. 7
Gerorge Enescu: Oedipe
Don Gillis: An American Symphony of Faith; A Symphony for Fun
Michael S. Horwood: Suite and Serious
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4; Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Don Gillis: Symphony X; Tulsa; Symphony No. 3
Brahms, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos
Don Gillis: Twinkletoes; Rhapsody; Encore Concerto; Short Overture
Roy Harris: Symphony No. 11
George Walker: Great American Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
Roberto Sierra: Souvenirs
Enescu: Impressions from Childhood; Chamber Symphony; Quartet No. 2
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 1 - Awakening
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 2 - Hats Off
Barber: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; David Stock: Violin Concerto
George Walker: Great American Orchestral Works, Vol. 2
Ernst: Complete Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1
William Schumann: On Freedom's Ground
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 3 - Musical Genius
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 4 - My Own Ideal
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Music for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 8 - Kingdom of Poetry
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 7 - A Few Exercises
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 5 - Dreams & Dances
George Walker: Great American Orchestral Works, Vol. 3
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 6 - High Socity
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 9 - Cannons Among Flowers
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 10 - Knights and Demons
Songs of Love and Whimsy by Noel Coward & Flanders and Swann
Ignaz Moscheles: Piano Concertos, Vol. 4
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Music, Vol. 3
Theodor Grigoriu: Byzantium after Byzantium
Martinu: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 1
George Walker: Great American Orchestral Works, Vol. 4
Great Composers Love Folk Songs Too
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 11 - The Way to Arcady
Liszt: La Lugubre Gondola; Romance Oubiee; Elegie No. 1 and 2; Berlioz, Harold and Italy
Edward Loder: Piano Music
Chopin: The Complete Works, Vol. 12 - Many Hearts
Harold Truscott: Piano Music, Vol. 1
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Works, Vol. 5
David DeBoor Canfield: Three "After" Concertos
Bohuslav Martinu: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2