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Universal Edition - Gustav Mahler – Das klagende Lied

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler
Das klagende Lied

Year of composition: 1879-1880/1893/1899
Version: revised version 1899 in 2 movements
Scored for: for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Edited by: Rudolf Stephan
Text Author: Gustav Mahler
Original Language: Deutsch
Choir: SATB
Soloists: soprano; alto; tenor; Knabenalt ad lib.
Instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 - 4 4 3 1 - timp, perc(4), hp(2), str - off-stage ens: 3 2 4 0 - 4 2 0 0 - timp, perc
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(C)
cl(Eb))
2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(C)
cl(Eb))
3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(C)
bass cl)
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
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
4th trumpet in F
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
bass tuba
timpani
percussion: triangle
cymbal, tam-tam, bass drum
1st harp
2nd harp
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
fernorchestra: piccolo
1st flute
2nd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in Eb
2nd clarinet in Eb
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in Bb (or flugelhorn)
2nd trumpet in Bb (or flugelhorn)
timpani
triangle
cymbal
Duration: 40′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Das klagende Lied

World Première

Location: Wien / Austria
Date: 17.02.1901
Conductor: Gustav Mahler

Work Introduction

The work is based on poems written by Gustav Mahler and was completed in 1880. It consisted of three movements which bore the following titles:

Waldmärchen (A Tale from the Woods)

Der Spielmann (The Minstrel)

Hochzeitsstück (Wedding Piece)

The composer subjected the score to several revisions and eventually arrived at a version in which the first movement was omitted altogether and movements Nos 2 and 3 lost their titles and were thoroughly reworked. This new version was published in 1899 by Weinberger and premiered under Mahler’s baton in Vienna in 1901.

The work was taken over in 1906 by Universal Edition, together with other compositions by Mahler. Subsequently, he subjected the score to yet another revision, which was then published in a study score. It was this version that Rudolph Stephan included in volume 12 of his complete edition of Mahler’s works in 1978.

The manuscript of the original version was acquired by the Osborn Collection of the Music Library at Yale University. The first movement was published in 1969 by Belwin Mills in the United States in a provisional, not critical, edition. There followed performances and recordings of a three-movement „mongrel“ version, with the first movement representing the original version as published by Belwin Mills and movements 2 and 3 taken from the Weinberger/UE edition of the revised score.

The work as composed by Mahler in 1880 has first been performed in its entirety on 7th October 1997 in Manchester. It appeared in volume 3 of the supplement to the complete edition edited by Reinhold Kubik, who is also general editor of the complete edition.

Pocket score – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

This pocket score edition of Mahler's "Das klagende Lied" includes the revised version with a foreword by Pierre Boulez.

  • for soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists, satb choir and orchestra
  • Edition type: pocket score
  • Series: Philharmonia Pocket Scores
  • Language: German
  • PH502
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-3698-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02213-5
EUR 19,95

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Score – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

  • for soli, mixed choir and 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
  • Language: German
  • UE16814
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-4943-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02453-5
EUR 44,95

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Piano reduction – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

  • for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
  • Edition type: piano reduction
  • Language: German
  • UE1694
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2769-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-01703-2
EUR 43,95

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Full score – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

  • for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
  • Edition type: full score
  • Edition info: Based on the Critical Edition; Orchestra material on hire
  • Language: German
  • UE34716
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6806-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08156-9
EUR 150,00

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Study score – Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

  • for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
  • Edition type: study score
  • Edition info: Based on the Critical Edition; Orchestra material on hire
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Language: German
  • UE34802
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6807-1
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08157-6
EUR 29,95

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