may, 2025

17may13:00Concertgebouw with Axelle Fanyo and Raoul Steffani13:00 Concertgebouw


Event Details

For four days, the Recital Hall is dedicated to Mahler’s most beautiful songs. 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.

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 any more music, and Alma herself also had doubts about her work. Although most of it has been lost, her late-romantic, often melancholic songs are still widely performed. Here 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.


(Saturday) 13:00



Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN Amsterdam, Netherlands