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Raoul Steffani joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s St. John Passion

Raoul Steffani joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s St. John Passion

Eminent Evangelist Mark Padmore leads us through the Johannes Passion by Bach with performances in London, Brussels, Paris, Girona, Amsterdam and Utrecht. See calendar for the complete touring schedule and more information.
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Raoul Steffani in de Volkskrant

Raoul Steffani in de Volkskrant

In een serie kerstmatinees met Phion o.l.v. Otto Tausk waren naast Mahlers Eerste Symfonie ook vijf orkestliederen van Alma Mahler te horen.
 
 
 
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Nieuw album Love’s Spring met Magdalena Kožená en Gerold Huber

Love's Spring - new album © Tessa Posthuma de Boer

Nieuw album Love’s Spring met Magdalena Kožená en Gerold Huber

Raoul Steffani: The album you have here is the culmination of a long-cherished desire – a programme devoted to both Robert and Clara Schumann and the musical dialogue that blossomed between them during the early years of their married life, through their poems and song compositions. I am absolutely delighted and grateful for the opportunity to record this programme along with a selection of Robert Schumann’s most beautiful duets, in a truly luxurious pairing with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and my regular piano accompanist Gerold Huber.

Release date 5 November 2021
Challenge Classics, CC 72865

Pre order your copy here >

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Raoul Steffani en Lucie Horsch bij Podium Witteman

Raoul Steffani en Lucie Horsch bij Podium Witteman

Op 20 december 2020 zijn Raoul Steffani en Lucie Horsch te gast bij Podium Witteman (NPO2 18:00 uur) en geven zij een voorproefje van hun aankomende recitaltournee met werken van Beethoven, Grieg en Backer-Grøndahl.

Kijk de uitzending hier terug.

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Live broadcast on NPO Radio 4

Live broadcast on NPO Radio 4

The recital at Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden on December 16 2020 will be broadcasted live by Dutch NPO Radio 4. The program contains songs by Beethoven, Grieg and Backer-Grøndahl.

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Deep in a dream

Deep in a dream

“Steffani singt frisch und textdeutlich, interpretiert sensibel, aus einer klugen Mauerschau-Distanz heraus.”
Opernwelt

“…this is all first-rate, refined singing with lucid diction, elegant technique, and a palpable affinity for what he is singing.”  “This is an exceptionally fine debut recording for an already well-developed singer.”
American Record Guide

“Steffani is a remarkable singer with an excellent diction and a natural sound, able to communicate an emotion astonishingly convincible.” 
De Volkskrant

Baritone Raoul Steffani’s CD debut is a collection of early songs by major Lieder composers Schumann, Grieg, Sibelius and Berg, with accompaniment by Gerold Huber.

Many songs on this album have one thing in common: they are mainly early compositions, in some cases even the first songs these composers wrote. They all have a certain spontaneity and freshness which shows that the young men who composed them were still at the beginning of their careers, full of dreams and hopes for the future. Thus, not surprisingly, many of the songs are also about dreams, totally in the spirit of the true romantic soul.

TRACKS

  Robert Schumann: Liederkreis op. 24 (Heine)

  1. Morgens steh? ich auf und frage
  2. Es treibt mich hin
  3. Ich wandelte unter den Baumen
  4. Lieb? Liebchen
  5. Schone Wiege meiner Leiden
  6. Warte, warte, wilder Schiffmann
  7. Berg und Burgen schaun herunter
  8. Anfangs wollt? ich fast verzagen
  9. Mit Myrten und Rosen

    Edvard Grieg: Sechs Lieder op. 48

  10. Gruss (Heine)
  11. Dereinst, Gedanke mein (Geibel)
  12. Lauf der Welt (Uhland)
  13. Die verschwiegene Nachtigall (Vogelweide)
  14. Zur Rosenzeit (Goethe)
  15. Ein Traum (Bodenstedt)

     

  16. Ich liebe Dich, Op. 5/3 (Andersen)

     

    Jean Sibelius: Selection

  17. Serenad, JS 167 (Runeberg)
  18. Drommen, Op. 13/5 (Runeberg)
  19. Demanten pa marssnon, Op. 36/6 (Wecksell)
  20. Den forsta kyssen, Op. 37/1 (Runeberg)
  21. Var det en drom? Op. 37/4 (Wecksell)
  22. Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote, Op. 37/5 (Runeberg)
  23. I natten, Op. 38/3 (Rydberg)

    Alban Berg: Vier Gesänge op. 2

  24. Schlafen, nichts als schlafen! (Hebbel)
  25. Schlafend tragt man mich in mein Heimatland (Mombert)
  26. Nun ich der Riesen Starksten uberwand (Mombert)
  27. Warm die Lufte (Mombert)
  28. Schliesse mir die Augen beide, 1st setting (Storm)