Joachim Raff

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 27, 2017
Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.31 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Grand Piano | # GP728X | Time: 07:06:37

Joachim Raff (1822–1882) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the foremost symphonists of his age, but in his extensive oeuvre of 329 compositions over half of them are for the piano. This selection of 21 works offers a cross section of the best of this large catalogue for the instrument, chosen by acclaimed Raff interpreter Tra Nguyen to showcase the varied aspects of his art. Raff’s melodic generosity, his piquant harmonic sensibility and ravishing textures are all on display in these pieces which span the whole of his career, from the exuberant Douze Romances to the majestic Grande Sonate.

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff - Piano Works (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 27, 2017
Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff - Piano Works (2015)

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff - Piano Works (2015)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 07:06:48 | 1,05 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Grand Piano

Joachim Raff (1822–1882) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the foremost symphonists of his age, but in his extensive oeuvre of 329 compositions over half of them are for the piano. This selection of 21 works offers a cross section of the best of this large catalogue for the instrument, chosen by acclaimed Raff interpreter Tra Nguyen to showcase the varied aspects of his art. Raff’s melodic generosity, his piquant harmonic sensibility and ravishing textures are all on display in these pieces which span the whole of his career, from the exuberant Douze Romances to the majestic Grande Sonate.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi - Joachim Raff: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2014)

Joachim Raff: Symphony No.5 'Lenore'; Overtures; Abends (2014)
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5135 | Time: 01:20:54

This is the second volume in a series from Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande dedicated to the orchestral music of the Swiss-born composer Joachim Raff. Although he was a highly popular and prolific composer during his day, his works quickly fell out of the repertoire after his death and are largely forgotten today. The idiomatic performances by Neeme Järvi and his Swiss orchestra in Volume 1, described as ‘peerless’ by BBC Music (*****), suggest that they are the perfect performers to reinvigorate interest in Raff’s music. This second volume features the rhapsody, Abends, and a number of overtures and preludes alongside Symphony No. 5. Subtitled Lenore, the fifth is one of Raff’s so-called programme symphonies, the only one based on a precise extra-musical source: Gottfried August Bürger’s poetic ballad of the same name. The shorter works show very different sides of Raff’s compositional personality.
Mannheimer Streichquartett - Joachim Raff: String Quartets No. 2, 3, 4 & 8 (2016)

Mannheimer Streichquartett - Joachim Raff: String Quartets No. 2, 3, 4 & 8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:07:25 | 293 MB
Label: CPO

Joachim Raff’s contemporaries valued him as an expert in the history of music and art and as a composer who wove together three-part counterpoint with ease, producing richly coloured instrumentations. Following cpo’s releases of some of Raff’s symphonies and his piano trios, the label now turn to his String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 8. These works chart an extraordinary period of the composer’s artistic growth - after writing his second quartet in 1857, some ten years passed before he continued composing for quartet ensemble. During the intervening years Raff had established himself in Wiesbaden, and his productivity had enabled him to make a name for himself as a composer of symphonies, piano and chamber music, and vocal works.
Mannheim String Quartet - Raff: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 8 (2015)

Mannheim String Quartet - Raff: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 8 (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 292 MB
Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 777004 | Rls.date: 30th March 2015

Joachim Raff’s contemporaries valued him as an expert in the history of music and art and as a composer who wove together three-part counterpoint with ease, producing richly coloured instrumentations. Following cpo’s releases of some of Raff’s symphonies and his piano trios, the label now turn to his String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 8. These works chart an extraordinary period of the composer’s artistic growth - after writing his second quartet in 1857, some ten years passed before he continued composing for quartet ensemble. During the intervening years Raff had established himself in Wiesbaden, and his productivity had enabled him to make a name for himself as a composer of symphonies, piano and chamber music, and vocal works.

Raff Symphonies Nos. 4 and 11 "Der Winter"  

Posted by happy_lappy at Sept. 29, 2009
Raff Symphonies Nos. 4 and 11 "Der Winter"

Raff Symphonies Nos. 4 and 11 "Der Winter" (Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic)
Classical | DDD | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | No Covers | Rapidshare | WinRar 280 MB | 1 CD

Raff, Joachim (1822-1882) Symphony No. 4 in G minor, Op. 167 and Symphony No. 11 in A minor, Op. 214, "Der Winter", performed by Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice/ Urs Schneider (Conductor)
Jarvi, Suisse Romande - Raff: Symphony No 2, Four Shakespeare Preludes (2013)

Jarvi, Suisse Romande - Raff: Symphony No 2, Four Shakespeare Preludes (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 332 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 190 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5117

This disc marks the beginning of a new series, dedicated to the engaging, albeit neglected, orchestral works of the German-Swiss composer Joachim Raff. The survey starts with Symphony No. 2 and the orchestral preludes to four plays by Shakespeare: The Tempest, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello, all idiomatically performed by the Orchestre de la Suisse romande, conducted by its new Artistic and Music Director, Neeme Järvi.

Riff Raff - Outside Looking In [Recorded 1972] (1999)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 9, 2017
Riff Raff - Outside Looking In [Recorded 1972] (1999)

Riff Raff - Outside Looking In [Recorded 1972] (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 364 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Disconforme (DISC 1951 CD)

Riff Raff, co-led by Brit keyboard boss Tommy Eyre and bassist Roger Sutton, grew out of the Mark-Almond Band. Before meeting Jon Mark, Eyre had played with Joe Cocker's Grease Band. The pair decided to form solo projects while with Mark-Almond, and recruited vocalist Alan Marshall, drummer Kenny Slade, and guitarist Martin Ball. This lineup was never formalized, though they had recorded demos and even finished some tracks for a debut album for Richard Branson. The amalgam of jazz, rock, and soul was intoxicating and was a fine emotional alternative to the Canterbury bands, which were much more concerned with complexity than groove. The music included here features all seven of those original finished tracks as well as the first four recordings of the final band lineup after Marshall and Slade left.

Riff Raff - Original Man (1974) [Reissue 2017]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 7, 2017
Riff Raff - Original Man (1974) [Reissue 2017]

Riff Raff - Original Man (1974) [Reissue 2017]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 262 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Big Pink Music (Big Pink 473)

The second album released by Britain's Riff Raff was a further study in the textures of jazz-rock as they had been articulated not only on the band's issued debut, but also with Tommy Eyre and Pete Kirkley's stint with Mark-Almond. Here are seven rather extended forays into keyboard-drenched rock that carried a jazz sensibility in its beak and dropped it thoroughly onto blues-based progressive rock. This album has aged exceedingly well over the decades.

Riff Raff - Riff Raff (1973) [Reissue 2016]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 7, 2017
Riff Raff - Riff Raff (1973) [Reissue 2016]

Riff Raff - Riff Raff (1973) [Reissue 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 287 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Big Pink Music (Big Pink 468)

British progressive rock band's folk and jazz oriented debut album little bit similar to Igginbottom's Wrench. Featuring Tommy Eyre on keyboard who has been actively involved with numerous bands including The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Juicy Lucy and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.