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Score of the Piano Conceto op.185
Original 1874 Edition of the Piano Concerto op.185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score of the FEstival Overture op.117
Original 1865 Edition of the Festival Overture op.117

 

 

 

 

Catalogue: Orchestral works

This full catalogue is also listed by Opus Number and by date. See the Introduction for an explanation of the symbols and for more information. Only original compositions are listed here. Raff's arrangements of other composers' compositions and of his own compositions are listed separately.

  Symphonies (12)  
Date
Publisher & date
Notes
WoO.18
Große Sinfonie
Grand Symphony
Orchestra     Lost. In 5 movements. 4th. & 5th. movements re-used in op.101 Suite. Also described by Raff as an Orchester-Suite.
Op.96

An Das Vaterland: Eine Preis-Symphonie in 5 Abteilungen.
To the Fatherland: A Prize-Symphony in 5 parts
[Symphony No.1]
Orchestra September 1859 - Spring 1861 Schuberth
1864
1st. Prize, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna competition in 1863. Arranged for Piano Four Hands.
Op.140

Symphonie
Symphony [Symphony No.2]
Orchestra 1866 Schott
1869
Arranged for Piano Four Hands (pub. 1869)
Op.153

Im Walde: Symphonie
In the Forest: Symphony [Symphony No.3]
Orchestra 1869 Kistner
1871
Arranged for Piano Four Hands
Op.167

Symphonie Nr.IV
Symphony No.4
Orchestra Spring
& Summer 1871
Schuberth
1872
Arranged for Piano Four Hands.
Op.177

Lenore: Symphonie
Lenore: Symphony [Symphony No.5]
Orchestra Summer 1872 Seitz (later Ries & Erler)
1873
Arranged for Piano Four Hands. No.3 Trennung arranged for Piano (pub. 1875). SCH: 1872, MR: Idea in 1870/71 during Franco-Prussian war, finished Summer 1872.
Op.189
Symphonie: Gelebt: Gestrebt, Gelitten, Gestritten - Gestorben - Umworben
Symphony: Lived: Struggled, Suffered, Fought - Died - Glorified [Symphony No.6]
Orchestra Summer
& Autumn 1873
Bote & Bock
1874
Arranged for Piano Four Hands.
Op.201
In den Alpen: Symphonie
In the Alps: Symphony [Symphony No.7]
Orchestra Spring
& Summer 1875
Seitz (later Ries & Erler)
1876
Arranged for Piano Four Hands
Op.205

Frühlingsklänge: Symphonie
Spring Sounds: Symphony [Symphony No.8]
Orchestra Summer
& Autumn 1876
Siegel
1877
Arranged for Piano Four Hands
Op.208

Im Sommer: Symphonie Nr.9
In the Summer: Symphony No.9
Orchestra Summer
& Autumn 1878
Siegel
1879
Arranged for Piano Four Hands.
Op.213

Zur Herbstzeit: Symphonie No.10
To the Autumntime: Symphony No.10
Orchestra Summer
& Autumn 1879
Siegel
1882
Revised in Autumn 1881 wih new 3rd. movement and revised end to the finale. This version arranged for Piano Four Hands.
Op.214

Der Winter: Symphonie
The Winter: Symphony [Symphony No.11]
Orchestra Spring 1876 Siegel
1883
"Revised & Edited" by Erdmannsdörfer prior to publication.
  Concertos (9)
Op.67
La Fée d'amour: Morceau caractéristique de Concert
The Love Fairy: Characteristic Concert piece.
Violin & Orchestra December 1854
- Early 1855
Schott
1857/1877/1878
The ending was revised in between March and November 1858. SCH: written in Dec. 1854, MR: finished Early 1855. Arranged for Violin & Piano
Op.76

Ode au Printemps: Morceaux de concert
Ode to Spring: Concert piece
Piano & Orchestra Early 1957 Schott
1862/1878
Premiered as Frühlingshymne. Arranged for Two Pianos (pub. 1860).
Op.161
Konzert für die Violine
Concerto for Violin [Violin Concerto No.1]
Violin & Orchestra Autumn 1870
- Early 1871
Siegel
1871
Arranged for Violin & Piano
Op.180

Suite für Solo-Violin und Orchester
Suite for solo Violin and Orchestra
Violin & Orchestra Early 1873 Siegel
1873
Arranged for Violin & Piano. SCH: Winter (ie Early) 1873, MR: Autumn 1873.
Op.185
Konzert für das Pianoforte
Concerto for Piano [Piano Concerto]
Piano & Orchestra Spring 1873 Siegel
1874
MR: Planned and first draft in 1870. Pub. 1873.
Op.193

Konzert für Violincell
Concerto for Cello [Cello Concerto No.1]
Cello & Orchestra Spring
& Summer 1874
Siegel
1875
Arranged for Cello & Piano.
Op.200

Suite für das Pianoforte
Suite for the Piano [Suite for Piano & Orchestra]
Piano & Orchestra Winter
- April 1875
Siegel
1876
No.2 Menuette & No.3 Gavotte & Musette arranged for Piano (pub.1880). SCH: Winter 1875, MR: Wnter - April 1875.
WoO.44
Konzert Nr.2 für Violincell
Concerto No.2 for Cello [Cello Concerto No.2]
Cello & Orchestra Autumn 1876 Nordstern
1997
Arranged for Cello & Piano.
Op.206

Konzert Nr.2 für die Violine
Concerto No.2 for the Violin [Violin Concerto No.2]
Violin & Orchestra Summer
- Autumn 1877
Siegel
1878
Arranged for Violin & Piano. SCH: 1877, MR: Summer & Autumn 1877.
  Suites (4)
Op.101
Suite für Orchester
Suite for Orchestra [Orchestral Suite No.1]
Orchestra 1863 Schott
1865
Nos.4 Scherzo & 5. Marsch taken from WoO.18 Große Symphonie. Arranged for Piano Four Hands (pub.1885) and No.5 Marsch for Piano (pub.1875).
WoO.35
Italienische Suite
Italian Suite
Orchestra Autumn 1871 Ries & Erler
1884
Originally titled Aus dem Suden. Arranged for Piano Four Hands (pub. 1884). No.4 Notturno arr. Piano (pub. 1884)
Op.194
Suite No.2: In ungarische Weise
Suite No.2: In the Hungarian Style
Orchestra Autumn
& Winter 1874
Bahn
1876
Arranged for Piano Four Hands. SCH: Summer 1874. MR: Autumn & Winter 1874.
WoO.45
Thüringer Suite: Suite No.3
Thuringian Suite: Suite No.3
Orchestra 1877 Ries & Erler
1893
Composed as Op.208. Published as Aus Thüringen with Nos. 3&4 reversed and No.5 Beim Vogelschiessn renamed Zum Schützenfest.
  Other (13)
WoO.15
Fest-Ouverture
Festival Overture
Orchestra April & May 1851 - January 1852   Lost
WoO.16A

Fantasie in Form einer großen freien Ouvertüre
Fantasy in the form of a grand freely developed Overture

Orchestra 1853   Prefaced by a verse motto from Faust. Lost - destroyed by Raff.
WoO.17
Musik zum Trauerspiel "Bernhard von Weimar"
Music to the tragedy "Bernhard von Weimar"
Orchestra Summer
1854
Aibl
1885
Nos.2&4 published as Zwei Märsche. No.1 Ouvertüre revised and published as Op.127. Nos.3&5 Fanfaren for brass unpublished but in Manuscript.
Op.103
Jubelouvertüre
Celebration Overture
Orchestra January
1864
Kahnt
1865
Arranged for Piano Four Hands
Op.117
Fest-Ouvertüre
Festival Overture
Orchestra 1864 Kistner
1865
Arranged for Piano Four Hands
Op.123
Konzert-Ouvertüre
Concert Overture
Orchestra 1862 Siegel
1866
Arranged for Piano Four Hands
Op.127

"Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott": Ouvertüre zu einem Drama aus de 30 jährigen Kriege
"A mighty fortress is our God": Overture to a drama about the 30 years war
Orchestra Summer 1854 Hofmeister
1866
Composed as No.1 Ouvertüre in WoO.17. Revised in Autumn 1865, originally as "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott", heroisch-dramatisches Tonstück in Ouvertürenform. Arranged for Piano Four Hands.
Op.139
Festmarsch
Festival March
Orchestra Summer 1867 Schott
1877/1878
Arranged for Piano (pub. 1867) and for Piano Four Hands (pub.1868).
WoO.48

Elegie für Orchester
Elegy for Orchestra
Orchestra Summer
& Autumn
Nordstern
2003
Original 3rd. movement of Symphony No.10 op.213.
WoO.49

Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare's "Sturm"
Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Orchestra 1879 Nordstern
2006
Also Piano Four Hands arrangement, possibly by Raff
WoO.50

Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
Orchestra 1879 Schmidt
1891
Published as "revised" by Macdowell. Also Piano Four Hands arrangement, possibly by Raff
WoO.51
Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare's "Romeo und Julie"
Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
Orchestra 1879 Schmidt
1891
Published as "revised" by Macdowell. Also Piano Four Hands arrangement, possibly by Raff
WoO.52
Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare's "Othello"
Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's "Othello"
Orchestra 1879 Manuscript. Also Piano Four Hands arrangement, possibly by Raff
WoO.56
Große Fuge für Orchester
Grand Fugue for Orchestra
Orchestra Spring 1882 Manuscript fragment.

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