4 Galop-caprices, Op.5 (Raff, Joachim)

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4 Galop-caprices (1878)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1878].
Reprinted Joachim Raff. Pianoforte-Werke zu 2 Händen, 3 vols.
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1886]. Plate V.A. 563.
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General Information

Work Title 4 Galop-caprices
Alternative. Title 4 Galops brillants
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.5
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 pieces
  • 4 Galops brillants (1843)
  1. La Capricieuse
  2. La Coquette
  3. La Gracieuse
  4. La Baccante
  • 4 Galop-caprices (1878)
  1. Allegro
  2. Allegro
  3. Allegro
  4. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1843 (first version), 1878 (second version)
First Publication. 1844 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (first version)
1878 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (second version).
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano Solo
External Links Information about Op.5 and recording of Galop-caprice No.1 (1878 version) at Raff.org


Misc. Comments

As with Raff's Op.2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12, and 14 the second versions actually represent new compositions ("Nouvelles Edition, entièrement transformée" as listed in Hofmeister's catalog). See the Joachim Raff Society's Catalog for more information.

Publication of 1843 version first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1844), p.134. Publication of 1878 version first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1878), p.235.