Grande sonate (1881)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d..
Joachim Raff. Pianoforte-Werke zu 2 Händen, 3 vols.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.. Plate V.A. 565.
Public Domain [tag/del]
Divided scanned pdf into cover and sections but did no editing.
- I. Prélude
- II. Scherzo
- III. Romanza
- IV. Finale
- I. Allegro
- II. Allegro molto
- III. Larghetto
- IV. Allegro
|Year/Date of Composition
||1844 (first version); 1881 (second version)
||1845 – Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel (first version) ; 1882 (second version)
||Detailed description at Raff.org
History (from Raff.org catalogue, other sources. MIDI available from Raff.org of at least the final version, used to be available of the first version too.)
First version of 1844 (with final fugue) published by Breitkopf und Härtel in 1845 (publication first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1846), p.7). Revised in 1881 (publication first announced in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1882), p.268), finale new. See Raff.org page on the new version of the sonata also. (As the author of the latter page says, it's essentially a new work, not a revision, despite having the same opus number. Still, the earlier work has been republished by Edition Nordstern in 1994 and again in 2004, and copies of the 1845 print exist as well; confusion may as well be avoided.)