Universal Edition - Gustav Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde, Nr. 1: Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde, Nr. 1: Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde

Year of composition: 1908
Year of arrangement: 2012
Scored for: for tenor and orchestra
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Arranger: Colin Matthews
Original Language: Deutsch
Instrumentation: 4 3 5 3 - 4 3 3 0 - perc, hp(2), str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe (+c.a)
clarinet in Eb
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in F
2nd trumpet in F
3rd trumpet in F
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
1st harp
2nd harp
violin I
violin II
double bass
Remarks: This adaption of the first movement of "Das Lied von der Erde" has to be performed in combination with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th movement of the original version".
Duration: 8′
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World Première

Location: Bridgewater Hall Manchester / Great Britain
Date: 10.05.2012
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
Conductor: Mark Elder
Main Soloists: Lars Cleveman, T

Work Introduction

Colin Matthews was commissioned by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra to arrange the first movement of the Lied von der Erde in order to create a better balance between the voice and the orchestra, which in Mahler’s original is famously somewhat problematic (the piece was premiered posthumously and Mahler was unable to make his usual improvements). The number of orchestral musicians has remained the same as in the original version, however.

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Das Lied von der Erde, Nr. 1: Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde

Future Performances

22.07.2017 - Gustav-Mahler Musikwochen
Location: Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel Toblach, Toblach (I), Orchestra: Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, Conductor: Markus Stenz

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