Works by Joachim Raff

Welcome to the homepage of Edition Nordstern, a music publisher from Stuttgart, Germany. The center of our publishing activities are the works by Joachim Raff, including operas, choral works, orchestral works, string quartets, etc.. In addition a new and complete catalogue of music by Raff has been published recently. Other composers in our catalogue are Draeseke, Meyerbeer, Lindpaintner, Lortzing and Halévy.

Werke von Joachim Raff

Willkommen bei der Edition Nordstern, einem kleinen Musikverlag aus Stuttgart. Im Zentrum unserer Publikationen stehen die Werke von Joachim Raff, seine Opern, Chorwerke, Orchesterwerke, Streichquartette, etc.. Angeboten wird auch ein neues und komplettes Raff Werkverzeichnis . Weitere Komponisten beim Verlag sind Draeseke, Meyerbeer, Lindpaintner, Lortzing und Halévy.

NewOrchestral materials for hire.
Opera editions.
Scores available as PDF downloads, see our shop here


Our newest edition: eight pieces for piano by Joachim Raff, op. 216:
Aus der Adventszeit / From the advent season

Raff, Adventzeit, op.216 klein





Raff 01100900a Titel Druckausgabe, klein
Raff Samson KA Titelblatt klein
Raff, Symphonie op. 153,Titel, klein
Raff Die Eifersuechtigen KA Titel klein

Quartet No. 2:
Raff’s string quartet No.2 is available now, to be followed by quartet No. 3 in 2024.

Samson: Raff’s opera Samson received its successful world premiere in Weimar, 165 years after its creation. To celebrate the occasion a special edition of the piano score is on sale.The opera has been recorded in September 2023 by Swiss-Fonogramm in Bern with Magnus Vigilius in the title role and Olena Tokar as Delilah. The CD box should be available in spring 2024..

Symphony No. 3 “In the forest”:
The “Waldsymphonie” was Raff’s most successful orchestral works. This is the first edition since 1872 based on the composer’s now hard to find autographs.

Jealous Ones:Raff’s final opera “Die Eifersüchtigen” received its world premiere by the Opernkollektiv Zürich. The performances were recorded and a CD publication is planned for release in September 2024 info.
vocal score of the opera is available now, and the full score is to be released soon in spring 2024

Raff Werkverzeichnis klein für home page
Titelblatt Quartett Nr.5 klein
Raff, Vierte Sonate, Titel, klein
Drei Suiten op. 192 klein

Verzeichnis/Catalog -
A major milestone in research:
The music of Joachim Raff /
Neues Raff Werkverzeichnis, info
Download as a PDF, here.

Quartet No. 5:
Raff’s string quartet No.5 is available now. Soon to be followed by quartet No. 3

Violin sonata No.4 and Duo WoO 55: first edition of Raff’s duo for violin and piano WoO 55, combined with his “chromatic” violin sonata op. 129.
A video with a performance of the duo will soon be available.

Three suites for string quartet
op. 192
Raff’s most successful contribution to the genre. For more than 20 years on the market and now available again
Reduced prices for parts.