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Symphonies No.1 An das Vaterland op.96, No.2 op.140, No.3 Im Walde op.153, No.4 op.167, No.5 Lenore op.177, No.6 op.189, No.7 In den Alpen op.201, No.8 Frühlingsklänge op.205, No.9 Im Sommer op.208, No.10 Zur Herbstzeit op.213 & No.11 Der Winter op.214, Suites for Orchestra No.1 op.101, No.2 In Ungarische Weise op.194, Italienische WoO.35 & Aus Türingen WoO.45, Overtures to the operas: Dame Kobold op.154, Die Parole WoO.29 & Benedetto Marcello WoO.46, Concert Overture op.123, Abends-Rhapsodie op163b & Orchestral arrangement of JS Bach's Chaconne for solo violin WoO.39
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
Tudor 1600 - review by Lee Passarella for Audophile Audition, Andrew Clements for The Guardian, Jens F. Laurson at Ionarts and Rob Barnett at MusicWeb International.

Symphony No.1 An das vaterland op.96
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
Tudor 7099 - Reveiew by Rob Barnett at MusicWeb International.

Symphony No.1 "To the Fatherland" op.96
Rhenish Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Samuel Friedman
Naxos 8.555411 - Reviewa by Victor Carr Jnr. at Classics Today and Raymond J Walker at MusicWeb International.

Symphony No.2 op.140, Prelude "Macbeth" WoO.50 and Prelude "Romeo & Juliet" WoO.51
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Urs Schneider
Marco Polo 8.223630 - Review by Martin Anderson at Classical.Net

Symphony No.3 "In the Forest" op.153 and "Italian" Suite for orchestra WoO.35
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
Tudor 7088 2001 DDD 76:50 - Review by Thomas Müthing in the English version of Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung

Symphony No.3 op.153 "In the Forest" and Symphony No.4 op.167
Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Hyperion Helios CDH 55017 1993/99 DDD 79:11 - Reviews by Robert Anderson at Music & Vision and by Gerald French at MusicWeb International.

Symphony No.3 "In the Forest" op.153, Symphony No.10 "To the Autumntime" op.213
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Košice), Conductor: Urs Schneider
Naxos 8.555491 - Review by David Wright at MusicWeb International and Jonathan Woolf at MusicWeb International.

Symphony No.5 op.177 Lenore and Overture "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" op.127
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Urs Schneider
Marco Polo 8.223455 - Review by Peter S Murano at Classical.Net.

Symphony No.5 op.177 Lenore and Orchestral Suite No.1 op.101
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Hans Stadlmaier
Tudor 7077 - Review by Ludwig Rink at Deutschland Radio [in German].

Symphony No.7 "In the Alps " op.201, Celebration Overture op.103
Philharmonia Hungarica, Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
cpo 999 289 - Reviews by Ian Lace at MusicWeb International, Raymond Tuttle at Classical Net, Victor Carr Jr at Classics Today and by Ilya Nieuwland at 8 Weekly [in Dutch].

Symphony No.8 "Sounds of Spring " op.205, Symphony No.9 "In Summer" op.208, Symphony No.10 "To the Autumntime " op.208 and Symphony No.11 "The Winter" op.214
Philharmonia Hungarica, Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
cpo 536 - Reviews by Jerry Dubins (Fanfare Magazine) at ArkivMusic, Raymond Tuttle at Classical Net, Rob Barnett at MusicWeb International and Ilya Nieuwland at 8 Weekly [in Dutch].

Concertante: Die Tageszeiten for choir, piano & orchestra op.209, Cantata: Die Sterne WoO.53, Morgenlied and Einer Entschlafenen op.186
Sångkraft Chamber Choir; Tra Nguyen, piano; Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands Opera, Umeå, conducted by Andrea Quinn.
Sterling CDS 1089 - Review by Rob Barnett at MusicWeb International, Lance Hill at Classical Music Guide and Bob Mcquiston at Classical Lost And Found.

Violin Concerto No.1 op.161, Suite for Solo Violin & Orchesta op.180 & La fée d'amour op.67
Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands Opera, Conductor: Andrea Quinn, Violin: Tobias Ringborg.
Sterling CDS 1075 - Reviews by Bob McQuiston at Classical Lost & Found, Rob Barnett at MusicWeb International andMarkus Gärtner for Glarean Magazin (in German).

Violin Concerto No.1 (arr. Wilhelmj) op.161, Violin Concerto No.2 op.206, "Cavatine" from Six Pieces op.85 and "Ungrischer" op.203 no.5
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Hans Stadlmair, Violinist: Michaela Paetsch Neftel
Tudor 7086 - Reviews by Jonathan Woolf at MusicWeb International and Julian Haylock from International Record Review at Andante.Com. Short review by Ludwig Rink at Deutschland Radio [in German].

Cello Concerto No.1 op.193, Cello Concerto No.2 WoO.44, Begegnung for Cello & Piano op.86 No.1 and Duo for Cello & piano op.59
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Hans Stadlmair, Cello: Daniel Müller-Schott, Piano: Robert Kulek.
Tudor 7121 - Reviews by Patrick C Waller at MusicWeb International and by Jonathan Woolf at MusicWeb International.

Piano Concerto op.185 and Konzertstück "Ode au Printemps" op.76 - also Busoni: Konzertstück for Piano & Orchestra
Jean-François Antonioli (piano)
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra/Lawrence Foster
Claves CD50-8806 - Review by Colin Clarke at Classical Music Web.

Piano Concerto op.185 and Konzertstück "Ode au Printemps" op.76
Peter Aronsky (piano)
Radio Symphony Orchestral Basel conducted by Matthias Bamert.
Tudor 7035 - Review by Jonathan Woolf at Music Web International.

Piano Concerto op.185 - also piano concertos by d'Albert, von Bronsart, List, Mosonyi and Stavenhagen
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Richard Kapp, Violinist: Micael Ponti
Vox Box 5067 - Short "customer" reviews by Philip Rogers and another at Amazon.Com.

Suite for Piano & Orchestra op.200, Overtures: Die Eifersüchtigen & König Alfred, Prelude & Die Dornhecke Intermezzo from Dornröschen, Prelude: Act III of Samson
Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands Opera, Umeå, conducted by Roland Kluttig. Tra Nguyen, piano.
Sterling CDS-1085 - Reviews by Peter Joelson at Audiophile Audition and by Rob Barnett for MusicWeb International.

Four Shakespeare Preludes: Der Sturm WoO.49, Macbeth WoO.50, Romeo & Juliet WoO.51, Othello WoO.54, Elegie WoO.48 and Festival Overture op.117
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
Tudor 7128 - Review by Raymond Walker at MusicWeb International.

"Bach Transcriptions" - nine orchestral transcriptions of music by J.S. Bach including Raff's Orchestral arrangement of the Chaconne for solo violin WoO.40
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Chandos CHAN 9835 - Reviews at Review Scout and by Colin Anderson and Lewis Foreman at MusicWeb International.

String Quartet No.1 op.77 and String Quartet No.7 "Die schöne Müllerin" op.192 No.2
Quartetto di Milano
Tudor 7079 - Reviews by Michael Cookson at MusicWeb International and by Gian Mario Benzing at Corriere della Sera [in Italian].

String Quartet No.6 "Suite in älterer form" op.192 No.1 & String Quartet No.7 "Die schöne Müllerin" op.192 No.2
Mannheim String Quartet
cpo 777 003 - Review by Michael Cookson at MusicWeb International.

Piano Trio No.1 op.102 and Piano Trio No.4 op.158
Trio Opus 8
CPO 999 616 - Review by Victor Carr Jnr. at Classics Today. Review by Colin Clarke at MusicWeb International. Review by Stefan Drees [in German]. Review by Norbert Ely at Deutschlandfunk [in German]. Short "customer review" [in English] by Jamie Weiner at Amazon.Com.

Piano Trio No.2 op.112 and Piano Trio No.3 op.155
Trio Opus 8
CPO 999 800 - Reviews by Victor Carr Jnr. at Classics Today and by David Wright at MusicWeb International.

Violin Sonata No.1 op.73, Violin Sonata No.3 op.128 and Violin Sonata No.4 Chromatische Sonate in einem Satz op.129
Ariadne Daskalakis, violin & Roglit Ishay, piano
Tudor 7122 - Review by Bob McQuiston at Classical Lost & Found, Jonathan Woolf at MusicWeb International and by Christopher Fifield at MusicWeb International.

Violin Sonata No.1 op.73, Two Fantasy Pieces op.58, Duo op.59 and Duo op.63 no.2 on motifs from Wagner's "Tannhaüser"
Ingolf Turban,violin & Jascha Nemtsov, piano
CPO 999 767 - Review by by Colin Clarke at MusicWeb International and by Stefan Drees [in German].

Violin Sonata No.2 op.78, Six Morceaux op.85 and Duo op.63 no.3 on motifs from Wagner's "Lohengrin"
Ingolf Turban,violin & Jascha Nemtsov, piano
CPO 999 768 2003 DDD 67:09 - Review by Christopher Fifield at MusicWeb International.

Violin Sonata No.3 op.128, Aus der Schweitz op.57, Sonatillen op.99 Nos.4-7 and Duo op.63 no.1 on motifs from Wagner's "Der Fleigende Holländer "
Ingolf Turban,violin & Jascha Nemtsov, piano
CPO 999 769 - Review by Patrick C Waller at MusicWeb International.

Violin Sonata No.4 Chromatische, Violin Sonata No.5 & Sonatillen op.99 nos.1-3, 9 & 10
Ingolf Turban,violin & Jascha Nemtsov, piano
CPO 777 006 - Review by Jonathan Woolf at MusicWeb International.

Duo for piano & violin on motifs from Richard Wagner's Lohengrin op.63 no.3 and other fantasies and arrangements of music from well known operas by eight other composers
Livia Sohn, violin and Benjamin Loeb, piano
Naxos 8.570202 - Review by Jonathan Woolf at MusicWeb International and Göran Forsling at MusicWeb International.

Fantasie-Sonate op.168, Piano Sonata op.14 (2nd. ver.) and Trois Morceaux op.2
Valentina Seferinova
Cahoots CAH 001 - Review by Christopher Fifield at Classical Music Web.

Piano Sonata op.14 (2nd. version) and Piano Suite No.4 op.91
Adrian Ruiz, piano
Genesis GCD118 Review by Byzantion at MusicWeb International.

"Raff Piano Works vol.1" - Fantaisie WoO.15A, Frühlingsboten op.55 & Drei Klavier-soli op.74
Tra Nguyen, piano
Grand Piano GP602 Review by Byzantion at MusicWeb International.

"Raff Piano Works vol.2" - Fantasie-Sonate op.168, Variationen über ein Originalthema op.179 & Four piano pieces op196
Tra Nguyen, piano
Grand Piano GP612 Review by Byzantion at MusicWeb International.

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