Raff Renaissance

Recently, Breitkopf & Härtel and the Joachim Raff Society (Switzerland) have agreed on a more intensive collaboration which is targeting the rediscovery of one of the most frequently performed composers of his time.

It was Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s recommendation that originally drew Breitkopf & Härtel’s attention to the inexperienced Joachim Raff. In 1844, the publishing house released the first piano works by the young man, who wrote more than 300 compositions in his lifetime. The Joachim Raff Society, based in the composer’s Swiss birthplace (Lachen, Lake Zurich) , attends to the care and research of that music-historical treasure.

Photo: RAUM ZWEI (from left to right): Res Marty (JRG), Nick Pfefferkorn (Breitkopf & Härtel), Severin Kolb (JRG).