|Dame Kobold, Op. 154 - Dame Kobold, Op. 154: Overture|
|Rhapsody, Op. 163b, "Abends" (Evening) - Rhapsody, Op. 163b, "Abends" (Evening)|
|Konig Alfred, WoO 14: Overture - Konig Alfred, WoO 14: Overture|
|Dornroschen, WoO 19: Prelude - Dornroschen, WoO 19: Prelude|
|Die Eifersuchtigen, WoO 54: Overture - Die Eifersuchtigen, WoO 54: Overture|
|Symphony No. 5 in E Major, Op. 177, "Lenore" - I. Liebesgluck: Allegro|
|Symphony No. 5 in E Major, Op. 177, "Lenore" - II. Andante quasi larghetto|
|Symphony No. 5 in E Major, Op. 177, "Lenore" - III. Trennung: Tempo di marcia|
|Symphony No. 5 in E Major, Op. 177, "Lenore" - IV. Wiedervereinigung im Tode|
Notes & Reviews:
Volume two in Neeme Jarvi's series with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande devoted to Joachim Raff's orchestral music. His Symphony No. 5 Lenore is heard alongside the rhapsody Abends and overtures and preludes to Dame Kobold, Konig Alfred, Die Eifersuchtigen and Dornroschen. The idiomatic performances by Neeme Jarvi and his Swiss orchestra in Volume 1, described as 'peerless' by BBC Music (*****), suggest that they are the perfect performers to reinvigorate interest in Raff's music.
Gramophone Magazine, May 2014
JSrvi's performance is an absolutely splendid one - both markedly more propulsive and, to my ears, more excitingly cogent than any other I have encountered, yet with no loss in terms of technical sophistication or affectionate glow...Collectors with a sweet tooth will find this irresistible.
MusicWeb International, 30th July 2014
These overtures amplify the qualities embodied in the performance of the symphony. JSrvi encourages the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande to give of their very best and, abetted by excellently judged SACD sound, the results are biting, driving, refined and brilliantly exciting.
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