Symphony No.1, Op.96 (Raff, Joachim)



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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1864]. Plate 2841.
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Work Title Symphony No.1
Alternative. Title An Das Vaterland: Eine Preis-Symphonie in 5 Abteilungen
Composer Raff, Joachim
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.96
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
  1. Allegro
  2. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
  3. Larghetto
  4. Allegro dramatico
  5. Larghetto sostenuto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1859–1861
First Performance. 1863 February 22, Vienna
First Publication. 1864 – Leipzig: J. Schuberth & Co.
Dedication His Royal Highness, the Most Serene Prince and Lord Charles Alexander,
Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Average DurationAvg. Duration 68 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Analysis by Avrohom Leichtling
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Misc. Comments

First Prize, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna competition on 9 March 1863 (award declaration is replicated in preface to score.)

Given possibly its American premiere 1865 February 18, Boston, Theodore Thomas conducting (reviewed in Dwight's Journal of Music, March 4 1865 issue, page 405.)