JOACHIM RAFF (1822-1882): Piano Works, Vol. 4 - 12 Romances en forme d'études, Op. 8, Allegro agitato, Op. 151, La Cicerenella, Op. 165, 2 Pieces, Op. 166.
Catalogue Number: 05P041
Label: Grand Piano
Description: The main work in this new volume is the early (1843) set of Romances (lasting 34 minutes) which Raff sent speculatively to Mendelssohn for criticism; the latter had them issued by his publisher! Mini character pieces with titles like "The Abandoned Woman", "Gladiators", "Lover's Tears", "The Fugitive" and "Delirium", they exude a melodic charm and freshness which explains Mendelssohn's enthusiasm. Tra Nguyen (piano).