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RAFF, J.: Piano Works (Tra Nguyen) (6-CD Box Set)

    

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RAFF, J.: Piano Works (Tra Nguyen) (6-CD Box Set)

Joachim Raff (1822–1882) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the foremost symphonists of his age, but in his extensive oeuvre of 329 compositions over half of them are for the piano. This selection of 21 works offers a cross section of the best of this large catalogue for the instrument, chosen by acclaimed Raff interpreter Tra Nguyen to showcase the varied aspects of his art. Raff’s melodic generosity, his piquant harmonic sensibility and ravishing textures are all on display in these pieces which span the whole of his career, from the exuberant Douze Romances to the majestic Grande Sonate.



Disc 1

Raff, Joachim

  Fruhlingsboten, Op. 55
1.   I. Winterruhe: Andantino 00:01:54
2.   II. Fruhlingsnahen: Allegro non troppo, deciso 00:04:35
3.   III. Gelubde: Grave 00:03:51
4.   IV. Unruhe: Allegro 00:01:52
5.   V. Annaherung: Andantino 00:02:45
6.   VI. Wirrniss: Vivace 00:02:23
7.   VII. Vorwurf: Andante non troppo 00:04:07
8.   VIII. Fern: Andantino 00:01:56
9.   IX. Frohe Kunde: Presto 00:02:27
10.   X. Zu zwei: Andante 00:02:34
11.   XI. Ohne Ruh': Allegro 00:02:57
12.   XII. Abends: Larghetto 00:04:09
  3 Klavier-Soli, Op. 74
13.   No. 1. Ballade: Andantino, quasi larghetto 00:10:33
14.   No. 2. Scherzo: Presto 00:06:11
15.   No. 3. Metamophosen: Andante 00:12:24
  Fantasie in B Major, WoO 15A
16.   Fantasie in B Major, WoO 15A 00:12:09


Disc 2

Raff, Joachim

  Fantasie-Sonate, Op. 168
1.   I. Allegro patetico 00:06:47
2.   II. Largo 00:05:56
3.   III. Allegro molto 00:04:42
  Variationen uber ein Originalthema, Op. 179
4.   Andante 00:01:02
5.   Thema 00:00:40
6.   Variation 1: L'istesso tempo 00:00:39
7.   Variation 2: L'istesso tempo 00:00:34
8.   Variation 3: Allegro assai 00:00:24
9.   Variation 4: L'istesso tempo 00:00:29
10.   Variation 5: Meno mosso 00:00:49
11.   Variation 6: L'istesso tempo 00:00:45
12.   Variation 7: L'istesso tempo 00:00:47
13.   Variation 8: Tranquillo 00:01:01
14.   Variation 9: L'istesso tempo 00:00:55
15.   Variation 10: Velace leggiero 00:00:47
16.   Variation 11: L'istesso tempo 00:01:08
17.   Variation 12: Più mosso 00:01:15
18.   Variation 13: Moderato 00:00:55
19.   Variation 14: Moderato 00:01:42
20.   Variation 15: Allegro molto 00:00:51
21.   Variation 16: L'istesso tempo 00:00:58
22.   Variation 17: L'istesso tempo 00:00:52
23.   Variation 18: Adagio 00:02:57
24.   Variation 19: Doppio movimento 00:01:41
25.   Variation 20: Doppio movimento 00:01:28
26.   Finale: Moderato maestoso 00:04:00
  4 Pieces, Op. 196
27.   No. 1. Im Schilf 00:05:07
28.   No. 2. Berceuse 00:03:20
29.   No. 3. Novelette 00:04:51
30.   No. 4. Impromptu 00:05:45


Disc 3

Raff, Joachim

  Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version)
1.   Volume 1: No. 1. Reverie: Larghetto rubato 00:04:08
2.   Volume 1: No. 2. Reverie: Lento 00:04:11
3.   Volume 1: No. 3. Reverie: Andante con moto, quasi allegretto 00:04:09
4.   Volume 2: No. 4. Romance: Moderato 00:04:33
5.   Volume 2: No. 5. Ballade: Allegro 00:04:37
6.   Volume 3: No. 6. Nocturne: Lento 00:05:59
7.   Volume 3: No. 7. Nocturne: Larghetto 00:04:49
8.   Volume 4: No. 8. Scherzo: Allegro 00:05:22
9.   Volume 5: No. 9. Introduction and Fugue: Allegro 00:09:04
  5 Eglogues, Op. 105
10.   No. 1. Allegro molto 00:04:20
11.   No. 2. Andante con moto 00:04:22
12.   No. 3. Andante quasi larghetto 00:03:57
13.   No. 4. Andante mosso 00:02:39
14.   No. 5. Presto giojoso 00:03:06
  Impromptu-valse, Op. 94
15.   Impromptu - valse, Op. 94 00:04:15
  Fantaisie-polonaise, Op. 106
16.   Fantaisie - polonaise, Op. 106 00:07:02


Disc 4

Raff, Joachim

  La cicerenella, Op. 165
1.   Presto (Capriccioso) - La Cicerenella - Variation 1 00:01:48
2.   Variation 2 00:00:28
3.   Variation 3 00:00:25
4.   Variation 4 00:00:26
5.   Variation 5 00:00:36
6.   Variation 6 00:00:20
7.   Variation 7 00:00:23
8.   Variation 8: Più mosso 00:00:20
9.   Variation 9: Ancora più mosso 00:00:26
10.   Variation 10: Larghetto 00:01:49
11.   Variation 11: Presto 00:00:12
12.   Variation 12 00:00:12
13.   Variation 13 e coda - prestissimo 00:00:45
  12 romances en forme d'etudes, Op. 8
14.   No. 1. L'Abbandonata: Allegro moderato 00:02:58
15.   No. 2. Pastorale: Andante 00:02:41
16.   No. 3. Il Fuggitivo: Allegro agitato quasi presto 00:00:55
17.   No. 4. L'Amicizia: Andantino 00:02:22
18.   No. 5. Il Pianto dell' Amante: Adagio ma non troppo 00:04:51
19.   No. 6. Il Delirio: Allegro molto agitato cioe smanioso 00:02:31
20.   No. 7. Barcarola: Allegretto 00:02:41
21.   No. 8. Preghiera: Andante religioso 00:03:12
22.   No. 9. Il Gladiatori: Presto di bravura 00:01:55
23.   No. 10. Mazurka: Allegro moderato 00:03:22
24.   No. 11. La Contentezza: Andante 00:02:09
25.   No. 12. Polonaise: Alla Polacca 00:04:53
  2 pieces, Op. 166
26.   No. 1. Idylle: Andante 00:04:56
27.   No. 2. Valse Champetre: Allegro 00:05:36
  Allegro agitato, Op. 151
28.   Allegro agitato, Op. 151 00:05:27


Disc 5

Raff, Joachim

  Grande Sonate, Op. 14
1.   I. Allegro 00:11:31
2.   II. Allegro molto 00:04:10
3.   III. Larghetto 00:10:20
4.   IV. Allegro - Animato - Più mosso 00:08:49
  Blatter und Bluten, Op. 135a
5.   No. 1. Epheu: Andantino 00:03:08
6.   No. 2. Cypresse: Larghetto 00:04:31
7.   No. 3. Nelke: Presto - Molto meno mosso, quasi andantino - Tempo I 00:03:01
8.   No. 4. Lorbeer: Allegro vivace 00:03:15
9.   No. 5. Rose: Andantino, non troppo lento 00:01:56
10.   No. 6. Vergissmeinnicht: Allegro grazioso 00:04:13
11.   No. 7. Reseda: Allegretto 00:02:22
12.   No. 8. Lubine: Andante 00:03:32
13.   No. 9. Animone: Allegro 00:02:52
14.   No. 10. Immergrun: Allegretto - Un poco meno mosso - Tempo I 00:03:20
15.   No. 11. Maiglockchen: Allegretto pastorale (quasi andantino) 00:02:24
16.   No. 12. Kornblume: Presto - Un pochettino meno mosso - Come prima 00:03:34


Disc 6

Raff, Joachim

  Erinnerung an Venedig, Op. 187
1.   No. 1. Gondoliera: Allegretto 00:03:20
2.   No. 2. Am Rialto: Allegro con spirito 00:03:47
3.   No. 3. Canzone: Allegretto 00:04:09
4.   No. 4. Zur Taubenfutterung: Capricietto. Allegretto 00:03:09
5.   No. 5. Serenade: Allegretto 00:03:59
6.   No. 6. Venetienne: Allegro 00:03:59
  Barcarolle, Op. 143
7.   Barcarolle, Op. 143 00:07:13
  6 Poemes, Op. 15
8.   No. 1. Passion calme: Andantino 00:05:51
9.   No. 2. De loin: Andante quasi larghetto 00:03:28
10.   No. 3. Les amoureux: Allegretto quasi allegro 00:04:33
11.   No. 4. La larme: Quasi larghetto 00:02:46
12.   No. 5. Chanson Suisse: Andante 00:04:02
13.   No. 6. Gigue: Presto 00:03:09
  Fantaisie, Op. 142
14.   Fantaisie, Op. 142 00:13:01
  2 Pieces, Op. 169
15.   No. 1. Romance: Quasi adagio 00:06:44
16.   No. 2. Valse brillante: Allegro 00:05:18

Total Playing Time: 07:06:32






Composer(s):
Raff, Joachim

Artist(s):
Nguyen, Tra

Label: Grand Piano

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: GP728X

Barcode: 747313972821

Physical Release: 11/2015

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