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Raff: Piano Works Vol 3 / Tra Nguyen

Raff / Nguyen
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 634   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...the pieces on this CD (all of which are recording premieres) find Raff for the most part in a relaxed, playful or reflective mood... Raff could not have a more impressive and dedicated advocate than Tra Nguyen and lovers of his music lovers are in her debt. These three CDs are a truly impressive achievement... A triumphant conclusion to a magnificent series." -- Mark Thomas, www.raff.org

The Album Lyrique, Op 17 contains a distillation of Raff’s gifts for writing richly varied character pieces for the piano. They are often slow and meditative, but become increasingly dramatic and sonorous as the music progresses. The Cinq Eglogues, Op 105 are poetic gems, the Impromptu-Valse, Op 94 attained huge popularity,
Read more whilst the Fantaisie-Polonaise, Op 106 reveals Raff’s bravura side. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Album lyrique, Op. 17 by Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849 
2.
Eglogues (5), Op. 105 by Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
3.
Impromptu-valse, Op. 94 by Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
4.
Fantaisie-polonaise, Op. 106 by Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 

Sound Samples

Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): I. Reverie: Larghetto rubato
Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): II. Reverie: Lento
Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): III. Reverie: Andante con moto, quasi allegretto
Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): IV. Romance: Moderato
Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): V. Ballade: Allegro
Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): VI. Nocturne: Lento
Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): VII. Nocturne: Larghetto
Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): VIII. Scherzo: Allegro
Album lyrique, Op. 17 (1849 version): IX. Introduction and Fugue: Allegro
5 Eglogues, Op. 105: No. 1. Allegro molto
5 Eglogues, Op. 105: No. 2. Andante con moto
5 Eglogues, Op. 105: No. 3. Andante quasi larghetto
5 Eglogues, Op. 105: No. 4. Andante mosso
5 Eglogues, Op. 105: No. 5. Presto giojoso
Impromptu-valse, Op. 94
Fantaisie-polonaise, Op. 106

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