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Song recital Alma Mahler and friends

As part of the Mahler Festival, the late romantic, often melancholic songs of Alma Mahler will be performed alongside work by good friends such as Krenek, Berg and Schönberg. Julius Drake accompanies soprano Axelle Fanyo and baritone Raoul Steffani. The concert can be seen in the Concertgebouw on 17 May 2025. Note: Tickets will go on sale on 1 June 2024.

Song recital Alma Mahler and friends

Dates
Sat 17 May13:00 - 14:00
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Axelle Fanyo and Raoul Steffani

The Recital Hall is dedicated to Mahler's most beautiful songs for four days. A special recital is dedicated to his wife, Alma, combining pieces by her with those by friends. Perhaps today's most important Lieder accompanist, pianist Julius Drake, flanks his favourite vocalists during all these concerts. Today, you will hear French soprano Axelle Fanyo, a 'true storyteller' according to Forum Opéra. She shares the stage with one of the greatest Dutch talents, baritone Raoul Steffani.

Alma Mahler

Austrian Alma Maria Schindler was introduced to her future husband, Gustav Mahler, by her composition teacher, Zemlinsky. Under Mahler's name, she would become known - but never primarily as a composer. Mahler did not want his wife to write more music, and Alma also doubted her work. Although most of it has been lost, her late-romantic, often melancholic songs are still widely performed. Today, in the Recital Hall, they alternate with pieces by friends and acquaintances. Axelle Fanyo and Raoul Steffani perform songs by Ernst Krenek, Mahler's son-in-law. You will also hear works by Berg, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Mahler Festival

From 9 to 18 May 2025, Het Concertgebouw is organizing a major Mahler Festival for the third time. After the Mahler Festivities in 1920 and 1995, all of Mahler's symphonies will be heard again in the Main Hall. Among others, they will be performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, which was once conducted by Mahler himself. A selection of top soloists and choirs, led by conductors such as Iván Fischer and Jaap van Zweden, devote themselves to these monumental works. More information about the Mahler Festival can be found here.

Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will celebrate its 750th anniversary, marking a year-long celebration. Starting on 27 October 2024, a jubilee year full of activities for all Amsterdammers begins.

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Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will be celebrating its 750th birthday. During the 12-month lead-up to this momentous milestone, the city is going all out. The festival year kicks off on 27 October 2024, filled with various activities from small neighbourhood get-togethers to major cultural events

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Song recital Alma Mahler and friends

Dates
Sat 17 May13:00 - 14:00
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps