3 Pièces caractéristiques, Op.2 (Raff, Joachim)


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3 Morceaux (1876)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1877].
Reprinted Joachim Raff. Pianoforte-Werke zu 2 Händen, 3 vols.
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1886]. Plate V.A. 563.
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Editor Charles Dennée (1863-1946)
Publisher. Info. New York: The University Society, 1918. Plate 32-4 / III.
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Raff - Romance, Op.2.pdf

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  • Performace of 3 Morceaux (1876) by Valentina Seferinova

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General Information

Work Title 3 Pièces caractéristiques
Alternative. Title 3 Morceaux
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 pieces
  • 3 Pièces caractéristiques (1842)
  1. Prélude.
  2. Prélude.
  3. Valse caprice.
  • 3 Morceaux (1876)
  1. Elégie.
  2. Romance.
  3. Valse.
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1842 (3 Pièces caractéristiques)
1876 (3 Morceaux)
First Publication. 1844 – Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel (3 Pièces caractéristiques)

1877 – Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel (3 Morceaux)

Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano
External Links Detailed description at Raff.org

Misc. Comments

As with Raff's Op.3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17 the second versions are actually new compositions ("Nouvelles Edition, entièrement transformée" as listed in Hofmeister's catalog). See external link and the Joachim Raff Society's Catalog for more information.

Raff's Trois Morceaux Op.2 (Elégie; Romance; Valse) was first recorded (in July 2002) by Valentina Seferinova, and issued on CD on the Cahoots Classical label as their CAH 001 (subsequently taken over and remastered by Cameo-Classics, and now Nimbus Records). The second piece (Romance) is now a Trinity syllabus Grade 6 piece.