Tra Nguyen, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra & Kerry Stratton - Raff: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 234 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 05 | Time: 66:59 min
Of Raffs nine works for solo instrument and orchestra three are for piano. The Ode au Printemps, Op. 76 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, Op. 185 offers one of the most delightful, lyrical and stirring works in the Romantic concerto canon. The Caprice, Op. 65, No. 2 balances assured development and passionate virtuosity.