Joachim Raff: Complete Music for Cello and Piano
£9.50 – £20.50
This is the first time that the complete music for cello and piano of the Swiss-born Romantic Joachim Raff (1822–82) has been recorded in its entirety. All the pieces here – including one of his major chamber works, the Sonata for Cello and Piano of 1873 – underline the importance of melody in Raff’s music: this anthology is a treasure trove of lovely tunes, which Raff can spin with Schumannesque urgency and Schubertian charm.
Joseph Mendoes, cello Taeyeon Lim, piano