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Andante - Felix Mendelssohn* / Joachim Raff* - Octets


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Anton was an opera singer who went on to become a noted Wagnerian, whilst his brother was a doctor. Between them they encouraged Raff's nascent musical ambitions.

By the autumn ofwhen Raff wrote this set, he had become deeply dissatisfied with his teaching post and spent all his spare time absorbing the composer's craft and writing music.

Between the three of them they managed to persuade Raff to write to his then idol Mendelssohnincluding with his letter some of his compositions. Mendelssohn's Andante - Felix Mendelssohn* / Joachim Raff* - Octets probably exceeded the young man's wildest hopes. He felt that Raff's talent was so promising that he should become a full-time musician. These "Twelve Romances in the form of Etudes" were amongst them. Although originally designated as his op. Understandably, they were "respectfully dedicated" to Mendelssohn.

Perhaps to appear the product of a more sophisticated author, the complete set boasted a French title and each Etude was given an Italian name. Contents 1 Performances 1.

Performer Pages Musicians from Marlboro ensemble. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Javascript is required for this feature. Pub lisher. Composer's manuscript, Berlin: 15 October Editor Julius Rietz — Plate M. New York: Dover Publications Raff confessed to him that he felt the need for basic theoretical study. Straightaway, Mendelssohn made the suggestion that Raff should finish his studies under the master's direction in Leipzig.

As soon as he returned from his proposed visit to England, Raff was to write to him. Raff was left, as his daughter Helene wrote "with a heart full of joyful hope; it really seemed as if it would open for him more than a way out of the less than satisfying situation Andante - Felix Mendelssohn* / Joachim Raff* - Octets Cologne. The two did indeed exchange warm letters upon Mendelssohn's return from his trip, but in the meantime Raff had fallen out with his employers in Cologne and began a period of travel, which ended in a year's sojourn in Stuttgart where he arrived in Always in the back of his mind was Mendelssohn's invitation to study under him in Leipzig, at the Conservatory which he had established there.

As a signal to the future, it vied with his Andante - Felix Mendelssohn* / Joachim Raff* - Octets long-distance relationship with Liszt, remote because of his constant concert tours. Raff felt, however, that he was in an enviable position having two such eminent, if dissimilar, contemporaries interested in him. String Quartet No. String Quintet No. Cello Sonata No. Hidden categories: Articles containing German-language text. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit Take Advantage (Skit) - Big Amp - 4/20 Friendly history.

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  1. Felix Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20, was composed in the autumn of and completed on October 15, when the composer was He wrote the octet as a birthday gift for his friend and violin teacher Eduard Ritz ; it was slightly revised in before the first public performance on 30 January at the Leipzig alternative.adrierdredironcrusherkeswyn.infoinfo: E-flat major.
  2. Listed by catalogue number. Note: the list includes works which were published posthumously and given opus numbers after the composer's death. Only the opus numbers 1 to 72 were assigned by Mendelssohn, the later ones by publishers. The opus number sequence does not therefore always accord with the order of composition).
  3. Raff's debt to Franz Liszt for giving him more than a helping hand in getting his career started is well known, but it was actually a very different sort of composer, Felix Mendelssohn, who was responsible for Raff taking up the vocation of composer in the first place. Whilst a 20 year old teacher in Rapperswil, Switzerland, Raff made friends with the Curti brothers.
  4. Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble, Mendelssohn*, Raff* ‎– Octet In E Flat Major Op. 20 / Octet In C Major Op. Label: Chandos ‎– CHAN /5(1).
  5. A daunting precedent, Mendelssohn’s Octet spawned few successors, including string octets by Joachim Raff, George Enescu, Reinhold Gliere, Max Bruch – and Niels Gade, who had played in one of the two known Octet performances given by Mendelssohn (in both of which the composer took one of the viola parts). Perhaps the most curious offspring.
  6. Nov 09,  · Buy Raff: Piano Quartet No. 1/ 2 by Ensemble Il Trittico, Jan Schultsz, Jonathan Allen, Daniel Pezzotti, David Greenlees, Joseph Joachim Raff, None from Amazon's Classical Music Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2).
  7. Mendelssohn, Raff: Octets / Asmf Chamber Ensemble with on CD. Order from your preferred classical music CD store - ArkivMusic. Great prices. Best service. Fast delivery.
  8. Mendelssohn & Raff: Octets CHAN About Chandos. About Us; Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems.

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