Stadlmair: Raff - The Symphonies, The Suites for Orchestra, Overtures (9 CD box set, FLAC)
Stadlmair: Raff - The Symphonies, The Suites for Orchestra, Overtures (9 CD box set, FLAC)

Composer: Joseph Joachim Raff
Orchestra: Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 9
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Tudor
Size: 2.62 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Symphony No. 1 in D major (“An das Vaterland”), Op. 96
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op.140
Aus Thüringen
Symphony No. 3 (“Im Walde” or “In the Forest”)
Italian Suite for orchestra
Symphony No. 4 in G minor, Op. 167
Benedetto Marcello, opera : Overture
Dame Kobold, overture, Op. 154
Die Parole, opera : Overture
Concert Overture in F major, Op. 123
Symphony No. 5 in E major (“Lenore”), Op. 177
Suite No. 1 for Orchestra, Op. 101
Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 189
Suite No. 2 for orchestra in F major, Op. 194 “In Ungarischer Weise”
Symphony No. 7 in B flat major (“In den Alpen”), Op. 201
Transcription for orchestra of Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor (BWV1004)
Abends-Rhapsodie, Op. 163b
Symphony No. 8 in A major (“Frülingsklange”), Op. 205
Symphony No. 10 in F minor (“In Autumn”), Op. 213
Symphony No. 9 in E major (“In Summer”), Op. 208
Symphony No. 11 in A minor (“Der Winter”), Op. 214

Raff is someone to discover

Who ever heard of Joseph Joachim Raff (1822 – 1882)? If you like “Romantic” symphonic music, this CD collection is a must. I don’t know why Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner and other Romantics are so often performed and not Raff. These symphonies are as good as the genre gets. Included also are “overtures” and veritable tone poems, each of which is enjoyable. This is one of the best buys I have made in a while. Hightly recommended.

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