Friday, 28 November 2014

Joachim Raff - Symphony 5 (Lenore)

Raff (1822-1882) was a German-Swiss romantic composer and assistant of Franz Liszt. His own compositions were very popular at the time, then forgotten, and revived in recent decades. I hold him in high esteem, in particular his spooky Symphony No. 5 in E major ("Lenore"), Op. 177, from 1872. Relevant links below.