Category talk:Raff, Joachim

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Not to be confused, I think, with a Joseph Raff whose works appear in the Performing Arts digitized archive of the Library of Congress (but which seem, except maybe for one?, not to be the works of Joseph Joachim Raff, and about whom i anyway know nothing at this time?) Eric 01:21, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Update on this former: "Joseph Raff" whose works are in the Library of Congress' archive scanned in and available on their pages are of two kinds. There's op.130/2 which is definitely by Joseph Joachim Raff of course. There are other works by a "Joseph Raff" who an expert on Raff's life on music, with the help of several others (there has been a discussion about this on the forum unsungcomposers.com recently after I asked about it...) have pretty well (?) identified as being Joseph Caspar Raff (12 July 1831-July 1892), Joachim Raff's younger brother, an immigrant to the US who settled in Pennsylvania and then in Owego NY. Eric 01:22, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Been watching this with interest as I ran across "Joseph Raff" of Oswego when I was grabbing Joachim's sheet music from the Library of Congress site. Never imagined they would turn out to be brothers. There's a little interesting bit of biography found in Owego. Some account of the early settlement of the village in Tioga County, N.Y. in which mention if made of Professor Joseph Raff leading various cornet bands and on page 490 there is this paragraph "Prof. Raff was a native of Switzerland, a good violinist, but a better pianist. He was a brother of the eminent musical composer, Joachim Raff. He came to Owego in 1858. He removed to Binghamton in 1888 and died there July 13, 1893, aged 63 years." --Cypressdome 20:41, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

1893? I think we found an obituary for him with almost the same date but for 1892 (this discussion thread btw) - interesting! Still- in the ballpark, and thank you. Eric 20:50, 20 October 2010 (UTC) Oh no, you're right- it said 1893. I misread... (late edit: this now incorporated at least in part into a Joseph Kaspar Raff category.)

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I am informed that the Worklist PDF has been withdrawn but a new version has been made available (not for free) here. Eric 20:43, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

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