Grande sonate, Op.14 (Raff, Joachim)
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Grande sonate (1881)
- Peformance of Grande sonate (1881) by Valentina Seferinova
|Work Title||Grande sonate|
|Year/Date of Composition||1844 (first version); 1881 (second version)|
|First Publication||1845 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (first version) ; 1882 (second version)|
|Average Duration||30 minutes (1881 version)|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
History (from, other sources. MIDI available from Raff.org of at least the final version, used to be available of the first version too.)
First version of 1844 (with final fugue) published by Breitkopf und Härtel in 1845 (publication first announced in ). Revised in 1881 (publication first announced in ), finale new. See the Raff.org page (linked above) about the new version of the sonata also. (As the author of the latter page says, it's essentially a new work, not a revision, despite having the same opus number. Still, the earlier work has been republished by Edition Nordstern in 1994 and again in 2004, and copies of the 1845 print exist as well; confusion may as well be avoided.)
Was recorded for the first time (in July 2002) by Valentina Seferinova and issued on CD by Cahoots Classical label as CAH 001 (subsequently taken over by Cameo-Classics; and now by Nimbus Records)
Both versions will probably be recorded by Tra Nguyen for Grand Piano (... maybe?) in her Raff Piano Works series for that label (up to volume 3 at the moment- the Op.168 Fantaisie-Sonate dedicated to Saint-Saëns is in volume 2 of the series); the 1881 version has been recorded by Adrian Ruiz for Genesis.