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VA - Raff: Lieder (2021)

Posted By: varrock
VA - Raff: Lieder (2021)

VA - Raff: Lieder (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 252 MB | Tracks: 29 | 89:59
Style: Classical | Label: Sterling Records

The present release features a selection of Lieder by composer Joachim Raff. "Despite the abundance and the high quality of Joachim Raff’s songs, this part of his composition is little known and documented - in contrast to his instrumental works, which are recorded several times. Raff’s songwriting is still hardly a subject of music-historical research. We very much hope and wish that this recording, which consists exclusively of premieres, can interest somebody in Raff’s songs – so that we more often can find them in concerts!"

Ingolf Turban, Jascha Nemtsov - Raff: Works for Violin & Piano, Volume 4 (2007)

Posted By: tirexiss
Ingolf Turban, Jascha Nemtsov - Raff: Works for Violin & Piano, Volume 4 (2007)

Ingolf Turban, Jascha Nemtsov - Raff: Works for Violin & Piano, Volume 4 (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 310 MB | 01:04:12
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO

Though he is most often remembered for orchestrating Liszt's tone poems, Swiss composer Joachim Raff's own compositions are nevertheless quite interesting with much to recommend them. The Fourth Grand Sonata subtitled "Chormatische Sonate in einem Satze" lives up to its title by being intensely chromatic and in one thematically unified movement, lasting better than a quarter hour. The Fifth Grand Sonata is a big-boned, four-movement work lasting nearly half an hour with romantic themes, muscular developments, and powerful climaxes. The Sonatillen, originally a set of classical pasticcios for piano solo later adopted by the composer for violin and piano, is a charming little suite in five movements lasting less than 20 minutes.