Recordings of Raff's music

There are now over forty available CDs of Raff's music, covering most of the genres in which he wrote; the notable exceptions being his operas and choral music. There are two complete cycles each of his symphonies, piano trios, violin sonatas and piano suites. Almost all of his orchestral music and much of his chamber music is easily available on CD. What a contrast to the LP era when little of his oeuvre was recorded, and even those LPs had very restricted circulation.

The Discography section contains both a complete up to date CD discography and a survey of the LPs of Raff's music. The CD Reviews sections has in depth independent reviews of most of the CDs issued in the last 10 years. This is complemented by the Recommended Recordings section which surveys all the available recordings and, in particular, offers advice on the prefered recording in the case of competing issues.

Finally, there's a survey of the recording heritage of Raff on LP and a tribute to Bernard Herrmann, a pioneer promoter of Raff's music in the studio.

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