JOACHIM RAFF (1822-1882): Complete Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2 - No. 3 in D, Op. 138, No. 4 in G Minor “Chromatic Sonata in One Movement”, Op. 129 and No. 5 in C, Op. 145.
Catalogue Number: 12V037
Description: The enduring success of his first two sonatas prompted Raff to write three more between 1865 and 1868: the charming, genial and joyous Third, the symphonically conceived No. 4 which, uniquely for Raff’s violin works, is cast in a single movement, and a fifth that, while often melancholic in tone, is still suffused with his trademark lyricism. Laurence Kayaleh (violin), Jean-Fabien Schneider (piano).