Grande sonate, Op.14 (Raff, Joachim)

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Grande sonate (1881)

 Cover Page
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 I. Allegro
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 II. Allegro molto
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PMLP140842-Raff Grande Sonate in E flat Op.14 Cover Page.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1882].

Reprinted:

Joachim Raff. Pianoforte-Werke zu 2 Händen, 3 vols.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1886]. Plate V.A. 565.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

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  • Peformance of Grande sonate (1881) by Valentina Seferinova
I. Allegro
II. Allegro molto
III. Larghetto
IV. Allegro

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General Information

Work Title Grande sonate
Alternative Title
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.14
Key E minor
Movements/Sections 4 movements
  • Sonate avec Fugue (1844)
I. Prélude. Allegro con brio
II. Scherzo. Presto
III. Romanza. Andante
IV. Finale. Allegro appassionato - Fugue
  • Grande sonate (1881)
I. Allegro
II. Allegro molto
III. Larghetto
IV. Allegro - Animato - Più mosso
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)
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano
External Links Detailed description at Raff.org


Misc. Comments

History (from Raff.org catalogue, 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 Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1846), p.7). Revised in 1881 (publication first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1882), p.268), 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.

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