Violin Sonata No.2, Op.78 (Raff, Joachim)



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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1891]. Plate 8503.
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Work Title Violin Sonata No.2
Alternative. Title Zweite grosse Sonate, op. 78, für Pianoforte und Violine
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.78
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJR 153
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Rasch, mit Wärme und Bewegung
II. Nicht zu langsam
III. In raschem Zeitmaasse, doch nicht zu bewegt
IV. Rasch und feurig
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1857-8, Wiesbaden
First Performance. 1862 March 8, Dresden
  • Friedrich Seelmann, violin; Bernhard Rollfuss, piano
First Publication. 1861 – Leipzig: Schuberth & Co.
Dedication Joseph Hellmesberger Sr. (1828-1893)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35-40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, piano
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Publication first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1861), p.96. As of 2019, there are (at least?) 3 commercial recordings, with durations 36, 37 and 40 minutes (all parts of complete Raff violin sonata cycles).