Maybe it is because of my name, which my parents gave me as great Strauss lovers, that his music touches me so much. Born into a world full of singing, as a child I used to sit under the grand piano in my “music cave” while my father rehearsed with singers. The famous duet from Arabella, which my parents engraved in our banisters, has accompanied me since I can remember. This duet was finally the impetus to record an album with only works by Richard Strauss. Of course, even if the sung lyrics are missing, I have dared to sing these songs on my violin and hope that singers will forgive me. I hope you enjoy traveling through this Romantic sound world.
– Arabella Steinbacher
photo by Sammy Hart