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Universal Edition - Gustav Mahler – Adagio from Symphony No. 10

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler
Adagio from Symphony No. 10

Year of composition: 1910
Scored for: for orchestra
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Edited by: Erwin Ratz
Instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 - 4 4 3 1 - hp, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpte in F
2nd trumpte in F
3rd trumpte in F
4th trumpte in F
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
bass tuba
harp
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration: 22′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Adagio aus der 10. Symphonie

World Première

Location: Wien / Austria
Date: 12.10.1924
Conductor: Franz Schalk

Work Introduction

Begun between July and September 1910 in Toblach, Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 remained a fragment; however, the surviving manuscript provides indications of the composition’s form and content. The autograph sketch lays out all the symphony’s essentials and all five movements are present in the short score.

The first movement, an adagio, and the third, called Purgatorio, were premiered on 12 October 1924 by Franz Schalk at the Vienna State Opera; Ernst Krenek had prepared and completed the musical materials. The full score of those two movements was not published until 1951.

This basic source material provides a clear view of the symphony’s fundamental structure; in its style, the work continues that of the 9th and, in some phrases, embarks on uncharted territory beyond that. This is especially true of the Adagio, enriched by its harmony, with its advanced modulations and chromatics; note bars 203-208, where a garish, dissonant chord of nine pitches builds up (repeated like a quote in the finale). The unmistakeable expressive power in this passage corresponds to rhythmic innovations which anticipate Stravinsky’s “emancipation of rhythm.”

Overstepping the traditional limits of emotional radicalism, this Adagio is certainly the summit of Mahler’s late work – more so than the Abschied movement of Das Lied von der Erde and the finale of his 9gh symphony. It is a written-out deliverance, a farewell. (To complete the picture, we may note the marginal remarks on his autograph – some of the most personal he ever left – and that his marriage to Alma was disintegrating at the time). 

Piano reduction – Adagio from the 10th Symphony

  • Degree of difficulty: 5-7
  • Edition type: piano reduction
  • UE13879
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2556-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07040-2
EUR 16,95

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Score – Adagio from the 10th Symphony

  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: score
  • Edition info: Complete Edition; New revised edtion based on the Critical Edition of 2010; Orchestra material on hire
  • Series: Mahler GA
  • UE13880
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1272-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02437-5
EUR 29,95

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Study score – Adagio from the 10th Symphony

  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: study score
  • Edition info: Based on the Critical Edition; Orchestra material on hire
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • UE34320
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6800-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08151-4
EUR 21,95

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Full score – Adagio from the 10th Symphony

  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: full score
  • UE34713
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6801-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08299-3
EUR 99,95

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Future Performances

17.08.2017 - Lucerne Festival
Location: KKL, Luzern (CH), Orchestra: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

5 Ensembles that have played this work:

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