About Raoul Steffani
Other composers with whom Alma has had (amorous) contact are also reviewed. The songs sung by Raoul Steffani, in a new arrangement by Jan Willem Nelleke, are interwoven with instrumental compositions and a short new story.
The young Dutch baritone Raoul Steffani probably needs no introduction. He studied in Amsterdam and Vienna, where he immersed himself in the work of Gustav Mahler, among other things. He can often be heard on Dutch stages and national radio and TV, usually with pianists such as Gerold Huber or Lucie Horsch. Earlier this season, he made his international opera debut in Lyon.
Domestica Rotterdam consists of musicians from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. The ensemble, under the artistic direction of Wim Steinmann, feels at home in unusual line-ups and concert forms in collaboration with other art forms.
Raoul Steffani, baritone
Domestica Rotterdam under the direction of Wim Steinmann
Jan Willem Nelleke, piano and arrangements (with *)
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Piano quartet
Alma Mahler (1879-1964): Fünf Lieder*
Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942): Selection songs, op. 6 (instrumental)*
Erich Korngold (1897-1957): Waltz from: Suite, op. 23
Franz Schreker (1878-1934): Der Wind
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen*