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Joachim Raff: Piano Works, Vol. 6 / Tra Nguyen, piano

Album Summary

>Raff, Joachim : Erinnerung an Venedig, for piano, Op. 187
>Raff, Joachim : Barcarolle, for piano, Op. 143
>Raff, Joachim : Poems (6) for piano, Op. 15
>Raff, Joachim : Fantaisie, for piano, Op. 142
>Raff, Joachim : Pieces (2) for piano, Op. 169
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Notes & Reviews:

Regarded at the height of his career as the foremost symphonist of his day, the young Joseph Joachim Raff was rescued from penury by Liszt, and the lyrical and self-assured Six Poemes were dedicated to his famous amanuensis as a gesture of gratitude. The Fantasie Op. 142 is a powerful example of Raff's mature piano music, while the Erinnerung an Venedig paints an effective sound picture with economy of language and distinctive harmonic piquancy.

American Record Guide, November/December 2015
Joachim Raff in his piano music proves to be an eloquent speaker who beautifully restates, with a mild German accent, ideas already better articulated by others, specifically Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin, and Schumann. This music is competent, pleasant, idiomatic to the piano. I'm convinced he is at his most interesting and moving in his large-scale orchestral and chamber music. This is the sixth and final volume of Ms Nguyen's Raff series. Sound and performance are all one could ask for, the notes detailed and interesting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/08/2013-11/09/2013).



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>Raff, Joachim : Erinnerung an Venedig, for piano, Op. 187
  • Performer: Tra Nguyen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/08/2013-11/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Raff, Joachim : Barcarolle, for piano, Op. 143
  • Performer: Tra Nguyen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/08/2013-11/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Raff, Joachim : Poems (6) for piano, Op. 15
  • Performer: Tra Nguyen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/08/2013-11/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Raff, Joachim : Fantaisie, for piano, Op. 142
  • Performer: Tra Nguyen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/08/2013-11/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Raff, Joachim : Pieces (2) for piano, Op. 169
  • Performer: Tra Nguyen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/08/2013-11/09/2013)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic