Catalogue - Orchestral Music

Symphonies

Symphony in E minor WoO.18 (1850-55).
Unpublished. LOST. Premiere: 20 April 1855, Weimar. III. & IV. were re-used as V. & IV. in the Orchestral Suite No.1 Op.101 (see below).

Symphony No.1 in D major An das Vaterland [To the Fatherland] Op.96 (1859-61). Listen to an extract
Published: Schuberth, 1864. Premiere: 22 February 1863, Vienna. Won 1st Prize in the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde competition in Vienna in 1862.

× Symphony No.1 in D major An das Vaterland Op.96
Beginning of the second movement.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.

Symphony No.2 in C major Op.140 (1866). Listen to an extract
Published: 1869, Schott. Premiere: 1 March 1867, Wiesbaden.

× Symphony No.2 Op.140
End of the first movement.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Symphony No.3 in F major Im Walde [In the Forest] Op.153 (1869). Listen to an extract
Published: 1871, Kistner. Premiere: 17 April 1870, Weimar.

× Symphony No.3 in F major Im Walde Op.153
From the second movement.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.

Symphony No.4 in G minor Op.167 (1871). Listen to an extract
Published: 1872, Schuberth. Premiere: 8 February 1872, Wiesbaden.

× Symphony No.4 Op.167
From the first movement.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.
Symphony No.7 score
Score of Symphony No.7In den Alpen Op.201

Symphony No.5 in E major Lenore Op.177 (1872). Listen to an extract
Published: 1873, Seitz. Premiere: 13 December 1872, Sondershausen.

× Symphony No.5 in E major Lenore Op.177
From the last movement.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Symphony No.6 in D minor Op.189 (1873). Listen to an extract
Published: 1874, Bote & Bock. Premiere: 21 October 1874, Berlin. Motto: Gelebt: Gestrebt, Gelitten, Gestritten—Gestorben—Umworben [Lived: struggled, suffered, fought—Died—Glorified].

× Symphony No.6 Op.189
From the third movement.
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice - Urs Schneider. © Marco Polo.

Symphony No.7 in B flat major In den Alpen [In the Alps] Op.201 (1875).
  Listen to an extract
Published: 1876, Seitz. Premiere: 30 December 1875, Wiesbaden.

× Aymphony No.7 In den Alpen Op.201
The beginning of the first movement.
Sudwest Rundfunk Sinfonie-orchester, Bamberg & Freiburg
- Urs Schneider.

Symphony No.8 in A major Frühlingsklänge [Spring Sounds] Op.205 (1876).
  Listen to an extract
Published: 1877, Siegel. Premiere: 15 March 1877, Wiesbaden.

× Symphony No.8 Frühlingsklänge Op.205
The close of the first movement.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.

Symphony No.9 in E minor Im Sommer [In Summer] Op.208 (1878). Listen to an extract
Published: 1879, Siegel. Premiere: 2 March 1879, Wiesbaden.

× Symphony No.9 Im Sommer Op.208
From the first movement.
Philharmonia Hungarica - Werner Andreas Albert. © cpo.

Symphony No.10 in F minor Zur Herbstzeit [To Autumn] Op.213 (1879-80). Listen to an extract
Published: 1882, Siegel (posthumous). Premiere (original version): 12 November 1880, Wiesbaden; (revised version: 18 November 1881, Wiesbaden). After the première, the original 3rd movement was replaced by a new one. For the original movement, see Elegie WoO.48 (see below).

× Symphony No.10 Zur Herbstzeit Op.213
From the third movement.
Philharmonia Hungarica - Werner Andreas Albert. © cpo.

Symphony No.11 in A minor Der Winter [Winter] Op.214 (1876). Listen to an extract
Published: 1883, Siegel (posthumous, “revised and edited” by Max Erdmannsdörfer). Premiere: 21 February 1883, Wiesbaden. Composed immediately before Symphony No.8 (see above), the reason the work was set aside is not known.

× Symphony No.11 Der Winter Op.214
From the first movement.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.
Concertos

La Fée d’amour [The Love Fairy] Op.67 (1855). Listen to an extract
Concert Piece for violin & orchestra. Published 1877/78, Schott. Premiere: 20 April 1855, Weimar.

× La Fée d’amour Op.67
From the middle of the work.
Tobias Ringborg, Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands
Opera - Andrea Quinn. © Sterling Records.

Ode au Printemps [Ode to Spring] Op.76 (1857). Listen to an extract
Concert Piece for piano & orchestra. Published: 1862, Schott. Premiere: 6 February 1860, Mainz.

× Ode au Printemps Op.76
From the middle of the piece.
Tra Nguyen, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Kerry Stratton. © Grand Piano.

Violin Concerto No.1 in B minor Op.161 (1871). Listen to an extract
Published: 2007, 1871, Siegel (probably only for rental). 2007, Edition Nordstern. Premiere: 24 August 1871, Wiesbaden.
I. Allegro patetico—II. Andante non troppo—III. Allegro trionfale

× Violin Concerto No.1 Op.161
From the slow movement.
Tobias Ringborg, Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands
Opera - Andrea Quinn. © Sterling Records.

Suite for Solo Violin & Orchestra Op.180 (1873). Listen to an extract
Published: 1873, Siegel. Premiere: 9 December 1873, Bad Homburg.

× Suite for Solo Violin & Orchestra Op.180
The beginning of the piece.
Tobias Ringborg, Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands
Opera - Andrea Quinn. © Sterling Records.
Piano Concerto score
Score of Piano Concerto Op.185

Piano Concerto in C minor Op.185 (1873). Listen to an extract
Published: 1874, Siegel. Premiere: 30 July 1873, Wiesbaden.

× Piano Concerto Op.185
The climax of the slow movement.
Tra Nguyen, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Kerry Stratton. © Grand Piano.

Cello Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.193 (1874). Listen to an extract
Published: 1875, Siegel. Premiere: 4 November 1874, Dresden.
I. Allegro—II. Larghetto—III. Finale (Vivace).

× Cello Concerto No.1 Op.193
The opening of the first movement.
Christoph Croise´, Bern Symphony Orchestra - Mario Venzago.

Suite for piano & orchestra in E flat major Op.200 (1875). Listen to an extract
Published: 1876, Siegel. Premiere: 22 December 1875, Bad Homburg.

× Suite for Piano & Orchestra Op.200
From the second movement.
Tra Nguyen, Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands
Opera - Roland Kluttig. © Sterling Records.

Cello Concerto No.2 in G major WoO.44 (1876). Listen to an extract
Published: 1997, Edition Nordstern. Premiere: 27 May 1997, Lachen.

× Cello Concerto No.2 WoO.44
Opening of the final movement.
Daniel Müller-Schott, Bamberger Symphoniker
- Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.

Violin Concerto No.2 in A minor Op.206 (1877). Listen to an extract
Published: 1878, Siegel. Premiere: 1 November 1877, Erfurt.

× Violin Concerto No.2 Op.206
Close of the first movement.
Michaela Paetsch Neftel, Bamberger
Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.
Orchestral Suites

Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major Op.101 (1863). Listen to an extract
Published: 1865, Schott. Premiere: 26 February 1864, Karlsruhe. IV. & V. were originally IV. & III. of the Symphony in E minor WoO.18 (see above).

× Orchestral Suite No.1 Op.101
Beginning of the fourth movement.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG..

Italian Suite in E minor WoO.35 (1871). Listen to an extract
Published: 1884, Ries & Erler (posthumous). Premiere: 26 November 1883, Berlin. II. & IV. used as entr'actes in the opera Benedetto Marcello WoO.46.

× Italian Suite WoO.35
From the Overture.
Philharmonia Hungarica - Werner Andreas Albert.

Orchestral Suite No.2 in F major In ungarischer Weise [In Hungarian Style] Op.194 (1874). Listen to an extract
Published: 1876, Bahn. Premiere: 5 March 1875, Wiesbaden.

× Orchestral Suite No.2 In ungarischer Weise Op.194
The end of the third movement.
Philharmonia Hungarica - Werner Andreas Albert.

Aus Thüringen [From Thuringia], Suite in B flat major WoO.45 (1875). Listen to an extract
Published: 1893, Ries & Erler. Premiere: 27 March 1878, Sondershausen.

× Aus Thüringen Suite Woo.45
From the second movement.
Philharmonia Hungarica - Werner Andreas Albert.
Other Orchestral Works

Festmarsch zur Säcularfeier von Goethes Geburtstag [Festival March for the Secular Celebration of Goethe’s Birthday] WoO.8A by Franz Liszt (1849).
Unpublished. Premiere: 7 March 1850, Weimar. Orchestration, made at Liszt's suggestion, of his March S.227 for piano.

Fest-ouvertüre [Festival Overture] WoO.15 (1851-53).
Unpublished. LOST. Premiere: 20 May 1853.

Musik zum geschichtlichen Trauerspiel Bernhard von Weimar [Music to the Historical Tragedy Bernhard von Weimar] WoO.17 (1854). Listen to an extract
Published: II. & VI. published 1885, Aibl (posthumous); other nos. unpublished. Premiere: 2 January 1855, Weimar. Incidental music for the play Bernhard von Weimar by Wilhelm Genast. Overture rewritten and published as Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Op.127 (see below).

× Bernhard von Weimar WoO.17
From VI. Music before Act 4.
Göteborgs Operaorchester - Henrik Schaefer. © Sterling Classics.

Jubelouvertüre [Celebration Overture] Op.103 (1864). Listen to an extract
Published: 1865, Kahnt. Premiere: 24 August 1864, Wiesbaden.

× Jubelouvertüre Op.103
From near the beginning of the piece.
Philharmonia Hungarica - Werner Andreas Albert. © cpo.

Fest-ouvertüre [Festival Overture] Op.117 (1864). Listen to an extract
Published: 1865, Kistner. Premiere: 14 December 1865, Leipzig.

× Fest-ouvertüre Op.117
Opening of the work.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.

Concert Overture Op.123 (1862). Listen to an extract
Published: 1866, Siegel. Premiere: 25 April 1863.

× Concert Overture Op.123
Extract from the work.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.
Abends-Rhapsody score
Score of Abends: Rhapsodie Op.163b

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott [A Mighty Fortress is our God] Op.127 (1854-65).
  Listen to an extract
Published: 1866, Hofmeister. Premiere: original reworked version - 10 March 1856, Jena; final version - 25 March 1866, Karlsruhe. Reworking of the Overture to Bernhard von Weimar WoO.17 (see above), revised several times before publication.

× Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott Op.127
Extract from the work.
Göteborgs Operaorchester - Henrik Schaefer. © Sterling Classics.

Festmarsch [Festival March] Op.139 (1867). Listen to an extract
Published: 1877, Schott. Premiere: 8 October 1867, Weimar.

× Festmarsch Op.139
Extract from the work.
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
- Urs Schneider © Marco Polo.

Huldigungs-Marsch [Homage March] WoO.34A by Wagner (1871).
  Listen to an extract
Published: 1871, Schott. Premiere: November 1871, Vienna. Orchestration made at the request of Wagner and the publisher.

× Huldigungs-Marsch WoO.34A
Extract near the end of the march.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

J.S. Bach’s Chaconne in D minor for solo Violin arranged for orchestra WoO.39 (1873). Listen to an extract
Published: 1874, Seitz. Premiere: 28 March 1874, Wiesbaden. Orchestration of Bach's Chaconne BWV.1004, No.5

× J.S. Bach’s Chaconne WoO.39
The beginning of the work.
BBC Philharmonic - Leonard Slatkin. © Chandos Records.

Abends: Rhapsodie [Evening: Rhapsody] Op.163b (1874). Listen to an extract
Published: 1874, Ries & Erler. Premiere: 23 October 1874, Wiesbaden. Arrangement of fifth movement of Piano Suite Op.163.

× Abends: Rhapsodie Op.163b
The close of the work.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.

J.S. Bach's English Piano Suite (in G minor) arranged for orchestra WoO.41 (1874). Listen to an extract
Published: 1892, Ries & Erler (posthumous) without final movement, which is lost. Premiere: 1 January 1905, Wiesbaden. Orchestration of Bach's Keyboard Suite BWV.808.

× J.S. Bach's English Piano Suite WoO.41
The beginning of III. Courant.
Capella Istropolitana - Jaroslav Dvorak. © Naxos.

Elegie [Elegy] WoO.48 (1879). Listen to an extract
Published: 2003, Edition Nordstern. Premiere: 12 November 1880, Wiesbaden as the original third movement of Symphony No.10 Zur Herbstzeit Op.213 (see above).

× Elegie WoO.48
Extract form the work.
Bamberger Symphoniker - Hans Stadlmair. © Tudor AG.

Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare’s Sturm [Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare’s The Tempest] WoO.49 (1879).
  Listen to an extract
Published: 2006, Edition Nordstern. Premiere: 4 February 1881 Wiesbaden.

× Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare’s Sturm WoO.49
The start of the work.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare’s Macbeth [Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare’s Macbeth] WoO.50 (1879).
  Listen to an extract
Published: 1891, Schmidt (USA - posthumous). Premiere: 13 January 1882, Wiesbaden.

× Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare’s Macbeth WoO.50
From near the beginning of the work.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare’s Romeo und Julie [Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet] WoO.51 (1879). Listen to an extract
Published: 1891, Schmidt (USA - posthumous). Premiere: 4 January 1884, Wiesbaden.

× Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare’s Romeo und Julie WoO.51
The end of the work.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare’s Othello [Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare’s Othello] WoO.52 (1879). Listen to an extract
Published: 2018, Edition Nordstern. Unperformed, but recorded.

× Orchester-Vorspiel zu Shakespeare’s Othello WoO.52
Extract from the work.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Große Fuge [Grand Fugue] WoO.56 (1882).
Unpublished. LOST. Left fully sketched, with orchestration indications, at Raff's death.

Works for Wind Band

Marsch [March] WoO.16A by Franz Liszt (1853).
Unpublished. Unperformed. Arrangement for military band, made at Liszt's request, of the original version of his March for piano S.228.

Fest-Ouvertüre (für Blasinstrumente) über vier beliebte Burschenlieder [Festival Overture (for Wind Instruments) on four favourite Student Songs] Op.124 (1865). Listen to the complete work
Published: 2021, Edition Nordstern. Premiere: 15 August 1865, Jena.

× Fest-Ouvertüre (für Blasinstrumente)
über vier beliebte Burschenlieder
Op.124

Digital realisation by Dr Avrohom Leichtling.
This catalogue is an abridged summary taken from The Music of Joachim
Raff: An Illustrated Catalogue
by Mark Thomas, Edition Nordstern, 2021.
 
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