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Playbills advertising Raff performances

The Thüringisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Weimar has digitised a fascinating collection of playbills for many historic operas, plays and orchestral concerts at the Weimar Court Theatre. Amongst them are several performances of great significance to Raff's career, including the premieres of two symphonies and his only two operas to reach the stage. There is also a scan of a very detailed poster-cum-programme for an all-raff chamber recital in Leipzig.

Good quality scans of these playbills are available here for viewing and download. Just click on the thumbnail to view and download the full-size picture:

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Weimar:
Premiere of the opera König Alfred.
9 March 1851

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Weimar:
Premiere of the incidental music to Berhard von Weimar.
2 January 1855.

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Weimar:
All-Raff, all-premiere concert, conducted by Raff.
20 April 1855.

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Weimar:
Premiere of the Fairy Tale Epic Dornröschen.
24 May 1856.

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Weimar:
Premiere of the opera Dame Kobold.
9 April 1870.

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Weimar:
Premiere of the Symphony No.3.
17 April 1870..

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size: 147Kb

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Weimar:
All-Raff concert, conducted by Raff.
16 November 1874.

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size: 141Kb

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Weimar:
All-Raff memorial concert.
22 January 1883.

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Weimar:
All-Raff memorial concert, conducted by Hans von Bülow.
4 December 1883.

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Leipzig:
All-Raff chamber concert, 26 December 1881

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