Grande sonate, Op.14 (Raff, Joachim)



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Grande sonate (1881)

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⇒ 4 more: I. Allegro • II. Allegro molto • III. Larghetto • IV. Allegro

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1882]. Plate 16073.
Reprinted Joachim Raff. Pianoforte-Werke zu 2 Händen, 3 vols.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1886]. Plate V.A. 565.
Misc. Notes Divided scanned pdf into cover and sections but did no editing.
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  • Peformance of Grande sonate (1881) by Valentina Seferinova (public performance, 7 December 2002. Not the same as that on Cameo Classics)
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 NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.14
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJR 51
Key E-flat minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 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 ( = 160)
II. Allegro molto ( = 96)
III. Larghetto ( = 96)
IV. Allegro ( = 132) - Animato - Più mosso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1844 (first version); 1881 (second version)
First Publication. 1845 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel (first version) ; 1882 (second version)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes (1881 version)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano
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History (from catalogue, other sources. MIDI available from 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 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)

Tra Nguyen and Adrian Ruiz have also recorded the 1881 work, but as yet there appear to be no commercial recordings of the 1844 sonata. (It seems misleading to call them "versions" when they may not even share melodic material.)