Joachim Raff (1822-1882)
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Synesthesia: 11 great artists who have seen the colour of music
6. Joachim Raff (1822-1882)
The German-Swiss composer declared that the “sound of a flute produced the sensation of intense azure blue; of the [oboe], yellow; cornet, green; trumpet, scarlet; the French horn, purple; and the [bassoon], grey. The clearest and most distinct shades were those evoked by the high notes."