Joachim Raff

Joachim Raff

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Joachim Raff was a German-Swiss composer, teacher and pianist. Raff was born in Lachen in Switzerland. His father, a teacher, had fled there from W rttemberg in 1810 to escape forced recruitment into the military of that southwestern German state that had to fight for Napoleon in Russia. Joachim was largely self-taught in music, studying the subject while working as a schoolmaster in Schmerikon, Schwyz and Rapperswil. He sent some of his piano compositions to Felix Mendelssohn who recommended them to Breitkopf & H rtel for publication. They were published in 1844 and received a favourable review in Robert Schumann's journal, the Neue Zeitschrift f r Musik, which prompted Raff to go to Z rich and take up composition full time. In 1845, Raff walked to Basel to hear Franz Liszt play the piano. After a period in Stuttgart where he became friends with the conductor Hans von B low, he worked as Liszt's assistant at Weimar from 1850 to 1853show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135690124
  • 9786135690125