Leichtling writes aboutRaff


Avrohom Leichtling
DR Avrohom Leichtling
Dr Avrohom Leichtling

Composer and teacher Dr Avrohom Leichtling is one of the foremost authorities on Raff's music. A Julliard alumnus, he has held teaching posts in several prestigious institutions and for over 50 years has created an extensive catalogue of works in all major genres, including 11 symphonies. Dr Leichtling has written extensively about Raff's most important compositions for almost twenty years and brings a composer's insight to his detailed and absorbing essays analysing them. These are significant contributions to our understanding of Raff and his music.

There are forewords to facsimile reprints of study scores available from Musikproduktion Jürgen Höflich and to new editions of Raff scores published by Edition Nordstern, together with CD booklet notes for Sterling and Divox releases. All are made available here with the publishers' kind permission. Two essays were specially written for this website. Each article is available separately as a PDF file for reading online, and downloadable for printing and offline use.

Forewords to Musikproduktion Jürgen Höflich facsimile reprints

 Symphony No.1 An das Vaterland Op.96 (53kb) - View/download.
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 Symphony No.4 Op.167 (92kb) - View/download.  
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 Symphony No.6 Op.189 (23kb) - View/download.
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 Symphony No.8 Frühlingsklänge Op.205 (29kb) - View/download.
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 Symphony No.9 im Sommer Op.208 (31kb) - View/download.
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 Symphony No.10 Zur Herbstzeit Op.213 (46kb) - View/download.  
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 Symphony No.11 Der Winter Op.214 (38kb) - View/download.
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 Concertante: Die Tageszeiten Op.209 (53kb) - View/download.  
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 Cello Concerto No.1 Op.193 (96kb) - View/download.
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 Suite for Piano & Orchestra Op.200 (95kb) - View/download.
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 Overture: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Op.127 (45kb) - View/download.
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 Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's Macbeth WoO.50 (71kb) - View/download.  
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 Singer's orchestration of the Cavatine Op.85 No.3 (13kb) - View/download.
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Forewords to Edition Nordstern new editions

 String Quartet No.2 Op.90 (159kb) View/download.
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 String Quartet No.3 Op.136 (110kb) View/download.
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 String Quartet No.5 Op.138 (110kb) View/download.
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 Octet Op.176 (117kb) View/download.
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 Suite for Solo Violin & Orchestra Op.180 (33kb) View/download.
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 Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's The Tempest WoO.49 (76kb) - View/download.  
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 Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's Othello WoO.52 (816kb) - View/download.  
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CD booklet notes

 Sterling CDS 1075 - Violin Concerto No.1 Op.161 and other works for violin & orchestra (98kb) - View/download.
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 Sterling CDS 1085 - Suite for Piano & Orchestra Op.200 & Overtures (68kb) - View/download.  
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 Sterling CDS 1089 - Die Tageszeiten Op.209, Die Sterne WoO.53 & other choral works (131kb) - View/download.
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 Sterling CDS 1098 - De Profundis Op.141, Te Deum WoO.16 & a capella sacred works (61kb) - View/download.
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 Sterling CDS 1099 - Intermezzos from Welt-Ende Op.212 & other orchestral works (537kb) - View/download
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 Divox CDX 20506 - Piano Quintet Op.105 & Phantasie for piano quintet Op.207b (78kb) - View/download.
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 Divox CDX 20905 - Piano Quartet No.1 & Piano Quartet No. 2 Opp.202 Nos.1&2 (61kb) - View/download
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Other essays

 Violin Concerto No.2 Op.206 (59kb) - View/download.
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 The String Quartets (218kb) - View/download.
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