The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Musical composer of the Wagner School, born at Lachen, in Switzerland; began life as a schoolmaster; was attracted to music; studied at Weimar; lived near Liszt, and became Director of the Conservatorium at Frankfort-on-Main; his works include symphonies, overtures, with pieces for the violin and the piano (1822-1882).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Raff, Joachim'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/raff-joachim.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.