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Raff: Works for Piano & Orchestra / Nguyen, Stratton, Prague Radio Symphony


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 771  
Composer:  Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen
Conductor:  Kerry Stratton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Of Raff’s nine works for solo instrument and orchestra three are for piano. The Ode au Printemps is full of freshness, its atmospheric qualities and cantabile melodies enhanced by superb orchestration. Unjustly neglected but full of dreamlike delicacy, the Piano Concerto in C minor offers one of the most delightful, lyrical and stirring works in the Romantic concerto canon. The Caprice, Op. 65, heard here in its world premiere recording, balances assured development and passionate virtuosity. Tra Nguyen’s acclaimed Raff solo piano series can be heard both as a 6-CD box [GP728X] and on separate discs. Of Raff’s nine works for solo instrument and orchestra three are for piano. The Ode au Printemps is full of freshness, its atmospheric qualities and cantabile melodies enhanced by superb orchestration. Unjustly neglected but full of dreamlike delicacy, the Piano Concerto in C minor offers one of the most delightful, lyrical and stirring works in the Romantic concerto canon. The Caprice, Op. 65, heard here in its world premiere recording, balances assured development and passionate virtuosity. Tra Nguyen’s acclaimed Raff solo piano series can be heard both as a 6-CD box [GP728X] and on separate discs. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ode au printemps, Op. 76 by Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen (Piano)
Conductor:  Kerry Stratton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Germany 
2.
Concerto for Piano in C minor, Op. 185 by Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen (Piano)
Conductor:  Kerry Stratton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Germany 
3.
Paraphrases (2) de Salon, Op. 65: No. 2, Caprice on Themes from König Alfred by Joachim Raff
Performer:  Tra Nguyen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

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