Raff’s piano compositions earned him considerable acclaim in his lifetime. The four volumes of Blätter und Blüten
(Leaves and Blossoms) consist of twelve deliciously melodic and colourful depictions of the then popular vogue for ‘The Language of Flowers’. By contrast, the Grande Sonate, is a late work and one of his major statements. Conceived on a quasi-symphonic scale, its sonorous gravity and breadth encompass a bleak nobility that represents the culmination of his writing for the piano.
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