Catalogue - Vocal Music

Operas

Grand Opera: König Alfred [King Alfred ] WoO.14 (1848-52). Listen to an extract
Unpublished. Libretto: Gotthold Logau (pseudonym of Henrik Glogau). Premiere: 1851, Weimar. Synopsis: the story centres on the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred's defeat of the Norsemen in ninth century England.

× König Alfred WoO.14
From the Overture.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Musical Tragedy: Samson WoO.20 (1853-57). Listen to an extract
Published: 2019/2021, Edition Nordstern. Libretto: Raff. Unperformed. Synopsis: Set in biblical Gaza, chief city of the Philistines, the opera tells the story of Samson and Delilah.

× Samson WoO.20
The beginning of the Prelude to Act III.
Symphony Orchestra of Norrlands Opera - Roland Kluttig. © Sterling Records.
Dame Kobold libretto
Libretto of Dame Kobold Op.154

Comic Opera: Dame Kobold [Phantom Lady] Op.154 (1869). Listen to an extract
Published: 2020, Edition Nordstern. Libretto: Paul Reber. Premiere: 1870, Weimar. Synopsis: the plot is an adaptation of Calderón’s La Dama Duende, set in Madrid in the 1600s.

× Dame Kobold Op.154
From the Overture.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Opera: Die Parole [The Watchword] WoO.29 (1871-72) Listen to an extract
Unpublished. Libretto: Arnold Börner (pseudonym of Raff). Unperformed. Synopsis: a story of faithful love and military duty, it is set in a princely village in 18th century Germany.

× Die Parole WoO.29
The close of the Overture.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Lyric Opera: Benedetto Marcello WoO.46 (1877-78) Listen to an extract
Published: 2002, Edition Nordstern. Libretto: Raff. Premiere: 2002, Metzingen. Synopsis: the plot, set in Venice in 1727, centres on the rivalry in love of the composers Benedetto Marcello and Johann Adolf Hasse.

× Benedetto Marcello WoO.46
End of Act II.
Detlef Roth, Johannes Kalpers, Margarete Joswig, SWR Rundfunk
-orchester Kaiserslautern - Grzegorz Nowak. © Sterling Records.

Opera: Die Eifersüchtigen [The Jealous Ones] WoO.54 (1881-82) Listen to an extract
Unpublished. Libretto: Raff. Unperformed. Synopsis: A story of amorous misunderstandings in mid-16th century Florence.

× Die Eifersüchtigen WoO.54
From the Overture.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.
Works for Choir & Orchestra

Der 121 Psalm [The 121st Psalm] WoO.8 (1848).
Soloists: SSA. Unpublished, LOST. Text: religious. Premiere: Weimar, 1855.

Der Entfesselte Prometheus [Prometheus Unbound] WoO.14A (1850). Listen to an extract
Soloists: SATTBB & speakers. Published: Overture 2002, Edition Nordstern - other nos. unpublished. Text: Johann Gottfried von Herder. Premiere: 1850, Weimar. Arrangement & orchestration of Liszt's sketches. The work is performance of Herder's poem, in a series of static tableaux, some of which is set to music as choruses and melodramas

× Der Entfesselte Prometheus WoO.14A
From the Overture.
Göteborgs Operaorchester - Henrik Schaefer. © Sterling Records.
Wachet auf! score
Score of Wachet auf! Op.80

Te Deum WoO.16 (1853). Listen to an extract
Published: 2015: Edition Nordstern. Text: Religious. Premiere: 1853, Weimar.

× Te Deum WoO.16
End of the firt section.
Karlstad Kammarkör, Stockholm Singers, Göteborgs
Operaorkester - Henrik Schaefer. © Sterling Records.

Domine Salvum Fac Regem by Liszt WoO.16B (1853). Listen to an extract
Ensemble: Tenor soloist & male choir. Published: 1936, Breitkopf & Härtel. Text: religious. Premiere: 1853, Weimar. Orchestration for Liszt.

× Domine Salvum Fac Regem WoO.16b
The opening of the work.
Honvéd Ensemble Male Choir, Ferenc Liszt Academy Symphonic
Band of Budapest - László Marosi. © Hungaroton.

An die Künstler [To Artists] by Liszt WoO.16C (1853).
Ensemble: TTBB soloists & male choir. Unpublished. Text: Friedrich Schiller. Premiere: 1853, Karlsruhe. Orchestration for Liszt.

Fairy Tale Epic: Dornröschen [Sleeping Beauty] WoO.19 (1855).
Listen to an extract
Soloists: 8. Unpublished. Text: Wilhelm Genast. Premiere: 1856, Weimar.

× Dornröschen WoO.19
The end of the Prelude.
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Neeme Järvi. © Chandos Records.

Missa Solennis by Liszt WoO.19B (1856).
Soloists: SATB. Text: religious. Published: 1859, Viennae Austriacorum. Piano accompaniment arrangement for Liszt.

Wachet auf! [Awake!] Op.80 (1858).
Ensemble: baritone soloist, SATB quartet & male choir. Published: 1862, Schott. Text: Emanuel Geibel.

Festival Cantata: Deutschlands Auferstehung [Germany’s Resurrection] Op.100.
(1863) Ensemble: baritone soloist & male choir. Published: 1864, Kahnt. Text: Friedrich Conrad Müller von der Werra. Premiere: 1865, Königsberg.

De Profundis Op.141 (1867) Listen to an extract
Soloist: soprano. Published: 1868, Schuberth. Text: religious. Premiere: 1872, Weimar.

× De Profundis Op.141
Opening of V. A Custodia.
Karlstad Kammarkör, Stockholm Singers, Göteborgs Operaorkester
- Henrik Schaefer. © Sterling Records.

Lauda Sion & Stabat Mater WoO.30A (1868).
Unpublished, LOST. Text: religious. Accompaniment of six wind instruments for two existing a capella sequences of the Roman Catholic mass used in Raff’s baptismal church in Lachen, Switzerland.

Zwei Gesänge für gemischten Chor [Two Songs for mixed choir] Op.171 (1871).
Published: 1872, Siegel.

Op.186 A. Morgenlied [Morning Song] (1873). Listen to an extract
Published: 1874, Siegel. Text: Johann Jacobi.
Op.186 B. Einer Entschlafenen [Elegy] (1873). Listen to an extract
Soloist: soprano (optional). Published: 1874, Siegel. Text: Arnold Börner - pseudonym of Raff.

× Morgenlied Op.186 A
Beginning of the work.
Karlstad Kammarkör, Stockholm Singers, Göteborgs Operaorkester
- Henrik Schaefer. © Sterling Records.
× Einer Entschlafenen Op.186 B
Extract from the work
Karlstad Kammarkör, Stockholm Singers, Göteborgs Operaorkester
- Henrik Schaefer. © Sterling Records.

Concertante: Die Tageszeiten [The Times of Day] Op.209 (1877). Listen to an extract
Ensemble: Piano, SATB choir & orchestra. Published: 1880, Breitkopf & Härtel. Text: Helge Heldt - pseudonym of Helene Raff. Premiere: 1880, Wiesbaden.

× Die Tageszeiten Op.209
End of the 1st movement.
Tra Nguyen, Sångkraft Chamber Choir, Norrlands Opera
Symphony Orchestra - Andrea Quinn. © Sterling Records.

Cantata: Die Sterne WoO.53 (1880). Listen to an extract
Published: 2013, Edition Nordstern. Text: Helge Heldt - pseudonym of Helene Raff. Premiere: 2012, Frankfurt.

× Die Sterne WoO.53
The middle of the 4th movement.
Sångkraft Chamber Choir, Norrlands Opera Symphony
Orchestra - Andrea Quinn. © Sterling Records.
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Oratorio: Welt Ende – Gericht – Neue Welt [World's End - Judgement - New World] Op.212 (1881). Listen to an extract
36 nos. in 3 parts (including an orchestral introduction and 9 intermezzi). Soloists: baritone & mezzo-soprano. Published: 1882/83, Breitkopf & Härtel. Text: Bible (Book of Revelation). Premiere: Weimar, 1882. The work summarises the events described in the biblical Book of Revelation.

× Welt Ende – Gericht – Neue Welt Op.212
From Part 2 Gericht.
Mechthild Georg, Balinger Kantorei, Katholische Kirchenchor
Empfingen, Kirchenchors Wiesenstetten, Sinfonieorchesters
desSüdwestfunks - Gerhard Rehm. © Gemeinde Empfingen.
Orchestral Songs

Traumkönig und sein Lieb [Dream-King and his Love] Op.66 (1854). Listen to an extract
Published: 1857/1875, Schott. Text: Emanuel Geibel. Premiere: 1855, Weimar.

× Traumkönig und sein Lieb Op.66
The beginning of the work.
Marie-Claude Chappuis, Swiss Orchestra - Lena-Lisa
Wüstendörfer. © Schweizer Fonogramm.

Two Orchestral Songs for F.A. Schulz’s Quodlibet Der reisende Student WoO.19A (1855).
Published: 2021, Edition Nordstern. Premiere: 1855, Weimar.

Zwei Scenen [Two Scenes] Op.199 (1875).
Published: 1875, Siegel. Text: Therese Schleiden.

Unaccompanied Choral Works

Deutsches Bundeslied [German Patriotic Song] by Lindpaintner WoO.9N (1849)
Arrangement for male choir. Published: 1855, Schuberth. LOST. Text: Adolph Schirmer.

Nostrum desiderium [Our Wish] WoO.18A (1855)
TTBB male choir. Unpublished, LOST. Text: Hoffmann von Fallersleben.

Zehn Gesänge für Männerchor Op.97 score
Score of Zehn Gesänge für Männerchor Op.97

Zehn Gesänge für Männerchor [Ten Songs for Male Choir] Op.97 (1853-63)
Published: 1865, Kahnt.

Zehn Gesänge für Männerchor [Ten Songs for Male Choir] Op.122 (1853-63)
Published: 1867, Kahnt.

Vier Marianische Antiphonen [Four Marian Antiphons] WoO.27 (1868) Listen to an extract
Published: 1999, Edition Nordstern. Text: religious.

× Vier Marianische Antiphonen WoO.27
The opening of No.4 Salve Regina.
Stockholm Singers - Bo Aurehl. © Sterling Records.

Kyrie & Gloria WoO.31 (1869)
Choir: SSATBB. Published: 2021, Edition Nordstern. Text: religious.

Pater Noster WoO.32 (1868). Listen to an extract
Choir: SSSATTBB. Published: 2004, Edition Nordstern. Text: religious.

× Pater Noster WoO.32
Extract from the work.
Stockholm Singers - Bo Aurehl. © Sterling Records.

Ave Maria WoO.33 (1868). Listen to an extract
Choirs: SSTB-SSTB. Published: 1999, Edition Nordstern.

× Ave Maria WoO.33
The end of the work.
Stockholm Singers - Bo Aurehl. © Sterling Records.

Zehn Gesänge für Männerchor [Ten Songs for Male Choir] Op.195 (1860-70)
Published: 1876, Kahnt.

Zehn Gesänge für gemischten Chor [Ten Songs for Mixed Choir] Op.198 (1860-74)
Published: 1875, Seitz. Text: Alfred Muth.

In dulci jubilo! WoO.41A (1874).
Four voices (unspecified).
Published: 1875, Breitkopf & Härtel. Text: unknown.

Songs for Several Voices

Zwölf zweistimmige Gesänge [Twelve Songs for two Voices] Op.114 (1860-64).
Two sopranos & piano. Published: 1865/68, Forberg.

Three Songs for High Schools WoO.47 (1871/72)
Published: 1872, Jäger’sche Buchhandlung (these songs were not collectively titled when originally published).

Sechs Gesänge von Emanuel Geibel für drei Frauenstimmen [Six Songs by Emanuel Geibel for Three Female Voices] Op.184 (1870-73). Listen to an extract
Ensemble: SSA & piano. Published: 1873, Siegel.

× Sechs Gesänge von Emanuel Geibel Op.184
The beginning of No.5 Leichter Sinn
Marina Unruh, Frederike Schulten, Lisa Wedekind
& Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Mandelbäumchen [Little Almond Tree] WoO.56B (probably 1870s-1882).
Two unaccompanied voices. Published: c.1882, Moritz Schauenburg. Text: anonymous.

Songs

Six Lieder by Lord Byron WoO.2G (1844).
Unpublished, LOST.

Three Lieder by Julius Scheffel WoO.2H (1844).
Unpublished, LOST.

Sechs Deutsche Lieder [Six German Lieder] by C.O. Sternau WoO.6E (1847)
Baritone & piano. Unpublished. Text: C.O. Sternau - pseudonym of Otto Inkermann. Only two songs in the Mss.

Three Lieder by J.G. Fischer Op.47 (1848). Listen to an extract
Baritone or alto & piano. Published: 1850, Senff. Text: Johann Fischer.

× Three Lieder by J.G. Fischer Op.47
The end of I. Du weißt es wohl, daß du mein Alles bist.
Frederike Schulten & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Two Lieder by Gotthold Logau (Abschied — Heimkehr) Op.48 (1848). Listen to an extract
Published: 1852, Senff. Text: Gotthold Logau - pseudonym of Henrik Glogau.

× Two Lieder by Gotthold Logau Op.48
The end of II. Heimkehr.
Johannes Wedeking & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Three Lieder by J.G. Fischer Op.49 (1848). Listen to an extract
Published: 1852, Heinrichshofen. Text: Johann Fischer.

× Three Lieder by J.G. Fischer Op.49
First half of No.1 Stille Liebe.
Lisa Wedekind & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Zwei italienische Lieder [Two Italian Lieder] by C.O. Sternau Alto or baritone & piano. Published 1852, Heinrichshofen. Text: C.O. Sternau - pseudonym of Otto Inkermann.

Five Lieder by Emanuel Geibel Op.51(1849). Listen to an extract
Published: 1853, Kistner.

× Five Lieder by Emanuel Geibel Op.51
From No.5 Gondoliera.
Marina Unruh & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Three Lieder by C.O. Sternau Op.52 (1850). Listen to an extract
Published: 1853, Schlesinger. Text: C.O. Sternau - pseudonym of Otto Inkermann.

× Three Lieder by C.O. Sternau Op.52
The close of No.I Nun ist es Herbst geworden.
Marina Unruh & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Zwei Lieder vom Rhein (Two Lieder from the Rhine] by C.O. Sternau Op.53 (1849). Listen to an extract
Published: 1853, Schloss. Text: C.O. Sternau - pseudonym of Otto Inkermann.

× Zwei Lieder vom Rhein Op.53
Beginning of No.2 Dir zum Angedenken
Lisa Wedekind & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Beständigkeit [Constancy] WoO.9P by Carl Reissiger (1849).
Published (Raff not credited as arranger): 1850, Schuberth. Text: unknown. Substantial revision, requested by the publisher.

Des Sommers letzte Rose [The Summer's last Rose] WoO.9R (1849).
Soprano or alto & piano. Published (Raff not credited as arranger): 1856, Schuberth. LOST. Text: English - Thomas Moore, German - unknown. Arrangement of The Last Rose of Summer.

Blondel de Nesle score
Score of Blondel de Nesle Op.211

Todte Liebe, Cyklus von Liedern und Gesängen [Dead Love. Cycle of Lieder and Songs] WoO.17A (1853-54). Listen to an extract
Unpublished. Originally comprised 12, possibly more, songs.

× Todte Liebe WoO.17A
The end of IX. Elfenschiffer.
Thomas Oliemans & Jan Schultsz. © Divox AG.

Ständchen [Serenade] WoO.21 (1854). Listen to an extract
Published: 1861, Cotta. Text: C.O. Sternau - pseudonym of Otto
Inkermann. Composed as WoO.17A, VII. (see above).

× Ständchen WoO.21
The second half of the song.
Wolfgang Klose & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Sanges-Frühling [Springtime of Song] Op.98 (1855-1863). Listen to an extract
Published: 1864, Schuberth.

× Sanges-Frühling Op.98
No.10 Keine Sorg’ um den Weg.
Andrea Meláth & Emese Virág. © Hungaroton.

Song Cycle: Maria Stuart Op.172 (1868-1872). Listen to an extract
Published: 1873, Siegel, Text: Gisbert von Vincke (attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots, Henry Stuart, David Riccio & Chidiock Tichborne).

× Maria Stuart Op.172
IX. Nach der Geburt ihres Sohnes.
Birgit Remmer & Jan Schultsz

Eight Songs Op.173 (1868-71).
Published: 1872, Seitz (2 vols.).

Blumensprache [Language of Flowers] Op.191 (1874). Listen to an extract
Published: 1874, Seitz. Text: Gustav Kasptropp. Through-composed.

× Blumensprache Op.191
End of Vergißmeinnicht.
Wolfgang Klose & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Two Settings of Tennyson’s “Tears, Idle Tears” WoO.47B (1878).
Published: 1879, Kegan Paul (London). Text (English): Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Song Cycle: Blondel de Nesle Op.211 (1880). Listen to an extract
Baritone & piano. Published (German & English): 1880, Breitkopf & Härtel. Text: Helge Heldt - pseudonym of Helene Raff.

× Blondel de Nesle Op.211
Begnning of No.7 Abschied vom Heiligen Land.
Johannes Wedeking & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.

Traumlied [Dream Song] WoO.56C (1860s?) Listen to an extract
Unpublished. Text: Hermann Erler.

× Traumlied WoO.56C
The end of the song.
Marina Unruh & Hedayet Jonas Djeddikar. © Sterling Records.
This catalogue is an abridged summary taken from The Music of Joachim
Raff: An Illustrated Catalogue
by Mark Thomas, Edition Nordstern, 2021.
 
© 1999-2021 Mark Thomas. All rights reserved.