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Opera / Oratorio : Waiting for Miss Monroe | RAAFF | Atlantis

Orchestral / Ensemble : Entangled Tales | Jaap van Zweden conducts De Raaff
Orchestral Works | Der Einsame in Herbst (remastered), Flute Concerto & Megumi-Suite
Untangled Tales | Der Einsame im Herbst | Clarinet Concerto | DVD Thierry de Mey

Chamber Music : Contradictie IVa | Piano Trio | Gemini Gestures | Ennea's Domein
Un visage d'emprunt | De vlucht van de magiër | Terzetto Spezzato
Recent Release:

Jaap van Zweden conducts De Raaff

Violin Concerto No. 1 "Angelic echoes"
Symphony No 1. "Tanglewood Tales"

Tasmin Little - Violin solo | Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Conductor: Jaap van Zweden & Markus Stenz (recording of the Coda to Symphony No 1.)

Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ernst von Siemens Stiftung, and the Fund for the Creation of Music.

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Upcoming Release:
  Piano Concerto No. 2 "Circulus"
Ralph van Raat | Matthias Pintscher | Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Orphic Descent
Lawrence Renes | Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Violin Concerto No. 2 "North Atlantic Light"
Tosca Opdam | Marc Albrecht | Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Commissioned by Holland Festival, ECHO (European Concert Halls Organisation for ROSAS & Ictus ensemble), Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts

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Opera / Oratorio:

Waiting for Miss Monroe (2011-2012)
An opera in three acts for 10 singers and orchestra

Libretto by Janine Brogt
Idea for the opera by Robin de Raaff

Commissioned by the Dutch National Opera with financial support
of the Fund for the Creation of Music.

Waiting for Miss Monroe was premiered in coproduction with the Holland Festival in June 2012 at the Stadschouwburg of Amsterdam

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  RAAFF (1996-2004), an opera in two acts and an epilogue
Commissioned by the Dutch National Opera in Coproduction with the Holland Festival

Idea by Robin de Raaff
Libretto by Janine Brogt

With a.o. Danielle de Niese (soprano), Marcel Reijans (tenor), Mark Tevis (tenor), Nieuw Ensemble, Lawrence Renes (conductor)

Etcetera label (KTC 1370)

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An Oratorio for soprano, bariton, 2 harps solo, large mixed choir, and large orchestra

Soprano Marisol Montalvo
Bariton Mark Stone

Large Mixed Choir of the National Radio and Radio Philharmonic Orchestra comnducted by Markus Stenz

Recorded in the Large Concerthall of Concert-complex Vredenburg in Utrtecht

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  A professional and non-commercial DVD registration of Waiting for Miss Monroe can be obtained by directly contacting Deuss Music or Robin de Raaff

This Video registration was a montage of the pre-dress rehearsal and the dress rehearsal made by Hans Hijmering.

The stage direction was by Lotte de Beer and the stage design, clothing design, and light direction, was done by Clement & Sanou.

Recording Engineer: Paul Lardenoije

Music and Idea for the opera by Robin de Raaff, libretto by Janine Brogt

Commissioned by the Dutch National Opera with financial support
of the Fund for the Creation of Music.

Waiting for Miss Monroe was premiered in coproduction with the Holland Festival in June 2012 at the Stadschouwburg of Amsterdam

Orchestral / Large Ensemble works:

Melodies Unheard (Symphonies No. 1, 2, & 4):

Symphony No. 2 "Two worlds colliding"
Raschèr Saxophone Quartet & Radiokamer Filharmonie comnducted by Emilio Pomárico

Symphony No. 1 "Tanglewood Tales"
Orchestre de Picardie & Doelen Ensemble conducted by Arie van Beek

Symphony No. 4 "Melodies unheard"
Sophia Burgos & Het Gelders Orkest conducted by Antonello Manacorda

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  Cello Concerto (2012-2013)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra | Yannick Nézet-Séguin | Marien van Staalen

Entangled Tales
The Hague Philharmonic | Neeme Järvi

Symphony No. 3 "Illumination...Eclipse"
Het Gelders Orkest | Antonello Manacorda
Released on 10 March 2017

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Stolen back from Time (Double CD):

CD 1:
Violin Concerto No. 1 "Angelic echoes"
Percussion Concerto
Double Concerto for clarinet, bass clarinet and orchestra

CD 2:
Unisono, for large orchestra
Ennea's domein, for nonet
Clarinet Concerto
In Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovitch

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  Portrait of Robin de Raaff by the Doelen Ensemble

1) Der Einsame im Herbst
2-4) Flute Concerto
5) Megumi-Suite "In Memoriam William Raaijman

Doelen Ensemble conducted by Arie van Beek
Marieke Franssen flute solo
Eva van Grinsven saxophone
Maarten van Veen conductor (on Megumi-Suite)

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Piano Concerto
Concerto for Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra condcuted by Ed Spanjaard and George Benjamin
Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Peter Eötvös

Ralph van Raat piano solo

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robin de raaff   Untangled Tales (Mouvement I of Symphony No. 1 "Tanglewood Tales")
Junge Deutsche Philharmonie conducted by Lothar Zagrosek
Martin Melmchen piano solo

CD "Recherchen: Vom Suchen und Finden der Musik"

1) Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) un Sourire
2) George Benjamin (*1960) Duet for Piano and Orchestra
3) Robin de Raaff (*1968) Untangled Tales
4) Igor Strawinsky (1882-1971) Le sacre du printemps

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  Der Einsame im Herbst for large ensemble
Doelenensemble - Arie van Beek, conductor

Between Nightbar and Factory | NM Classics (NM 92121)

With other works by:
Hans Koolmees, Calliope Tsoupaki & Bart de Kemp

Jurjen Hempel & Lucas Vis conductors
Frank de Groot violin solo

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  Clarinet Concerto for clarinet solo and ensemble
commissioned by Muziekgebouw aan het IJ and Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern
dedicated to Simon Aldrich and Lorraine Vaillancourt
de mey   The Films of Thierry De Mey
including Counter Phrases / Orphic Descent
DVD box / CinéArt

on Disc 1: Orphic Descent (2003)
for ensemble

Commissioned by the Ictus ensemble and the ROSAS Ensemble
Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and cinematography by Thierry DeMey
Dedicated to Thierry DeMey



Chamber music


Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 2 "North Atlantic Light"
Full album Title Soundscapes

Violin Tosca Opdam
Piano Alexander Ullman

Sonates by Edward Elgar, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robin de Raaff, and short works by Florence Price and Mario Castelnuovo-Todesco

This SA-CD is recorded in the House of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam by recording engineer Bert van der Wolf.
A production of Challenge Records/Spirit of Turtle.

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Ladder   Contradictie IVa for Bass clarinet solo
Fie Schouten, bass clarinet
CD "Ladder of Escape 11"
Attaca Productions (2014.140)


osiris   Piano Trio
  Osiris Trio: Ellen Corver (piano), Peter Brunt (violin), Larissa Groeneveld (cello)
CD "New piano trios from the Netherlands"
NM Classics (NM 92132)

  Gemini Gestures for 2 string quartets
Commissioned by the Schönberg Quartet and the Mondriaan Quartet
CD "The Eindhoven String Octets"
BV Haast label

  Ennea's domein for septet
written for Het Trio and the Schönberg Quartet, dedicated to Geert van Keulen
CD "The Dutch Legacy, 30 years of Schönberg Quartet"
Etcetera label


  Un visage d'emprunt
Da Camera Ensemble & Rian de Waal, piano
CD "Dutch New Music"
Q disc (Q 99002)

  De vlucht van de magiër for soprano, flute, mandolin, guitar and harp
Commissioned by the Amsterdam Quintet
CD "Taal als instrument" release from the Suite Muziekweek 1996
  Terzetto Spezzato voor 3 trombones
Ensemble SurPlus, James Avery-conductor
October 2007

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