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.
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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