Album lyrique, Op.17 (Raff, Joachim)



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1845 Edition

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Hamburg: Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1846]. Plate 903, 904. (Vols.1 & 2)
Hamburg: Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1846]. Plate 905, 906. (Vols.3 & 4)
Misc. Notes Original images: ca.300dpi, color jpg files approx. 3210 by 4110 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
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PMLP202837-JRaff Album lyrique, Op.17 book1.pdf

1849 Nouvelle édition

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Schuberth & Co, n.d.. Plate 5308
Misc. Notes From the uploader's library. Second number of a bound volume of mixed origins with owner's stamp : E.Hertzog / ev. Pfarrer / Colmar i.E.
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TN-Raff Album Lyrique op.17 2 Nocturnes Title Page.jpg

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Editor William Kipp Bassford (1839–1902)
Publisher. Info. Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 370
New York: G. Schirmer, 1896. Plate 12445b.
Misc. Notes Original scans: 600dpi, grayscale, losslessly-compressed tif files approximately 5600 by 7500 pixels. De-skewed, converted to black and white, and set uniform margins. Possibly one of the items from the 1849 edition (Vol.3: Deux Nocturnes).
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Editor Preston Ware Orem (1865–1938)
Publisher. Info. The Etude, Volume 21, No.8, August 1903, Music Insert.
Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1903.
Misc. Notes Larghetto in this edition, with quite a few differences from the Bassford edition. Same as the item above. Now identified as the 7th item of the 1849 set
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General Information

Work Title Album lyrique
Alternative. Title
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.17
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 or 5 volumes
  • Album lyrique (1845)
Vol.1: Trois rêveries
  1. Andante espressivo
  2. Andantino
  3. Tempo di Mazur no troppo vivo
Vol.2: Deux chansons
  1. Andante con moto
  2. Andantino
Vol.3: Deux nocturnes
  1. Presto
  2. Andante
Vol.4: Scherzino e Fughetto
  1. Scherzino (Allegro di molto)
  2. Fughetta (Allegro di molto)
  • Album lyrique (1849) (published as Nouvelle édition in the 1870s, but a new work.)
Vol.1: Trois rêveries
  1. Rêverie
  2. Rêverie
  3. Rêverie
Vol.2: Romance et Ballade
  1. Romance
  2. Ballade
Vol.3: Deux nocturnes
  1. Lento
  2. Larghetto
Vol.4: Scherzo (Allegro)
Vol.5: Introduction and Fugue (Allegro)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1845 (first series), 1849 (second series)
First Publication. 1845 (first series) - Hamburg: Schuberth & Co.
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1846), p.122 (Vols.1, 2)
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1846), p.138 (Vols.3, 4)

1849 (second series) - Leipzig: Schuberth & Co.

Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1874), p.238 (Vols.1, 2)
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1875), p.250 (Vol.3)
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1876), p.215 (Vol.4)
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1877), p.349 (Vols.1-5).
Dedication Madame Gertrude Lefebvre neé Schneider
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano

Misc. Comments

Op.17 originally assigned to 3 Character Pieces for Piano that are now lost.