Universal Edition - Gustav Mahler – The Song of the Earth

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler
The Song of the Earth

Year of composition: 1908-1909
Year of arrangement: 1921
Subtitle: A Symphony
Scored for: for soli and chamber orchestra
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Arranger: Arnold Schönberg; Rainer Riehn
Text Source: ‘The Chinese Flute’ - adaptation of Chinese poetry by Hans Bethge
Text Editor: Gustav Mahler
Original Language: Deutsch
Soloists: tenor; alto; baritone
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc(2), harm, pno, str(1 1 1 1 1)
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
oboe (+c.a)
clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb)
bass cl(Bb))
horn in F
percussion(2): glockenspiel, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, tambourine, snare drum, bass drum
harmonium (+cel)
1st violin(1)
2nd violin(1)
Table of Contents:
Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
Der Einsame im Herbst
Von der Jugend
Von der Schönheit
Der Trunkene im Frühling
Der Abschied
Duration: 60′
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World Première

Location: Toblach / Italy
Date: 22.07.1983
Orchestra: Ensemble Musica Negativa
Conductor: Rainer Riehn
Main Soloists: Bell Imhoff, MezzoS, Gregory Wiest, T
Remarks: UA der Riehn-Fassung

Score – Das Lied der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

  • for tenor and alto (baritone) soloists and orchestra
  • Edition type: score
  • UE32981
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2805-1
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07632-9
EUR 99,95

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full score - The Song of the Earth

The Song of the Earth
  • for soli and chamber orchestra
  • Edition type: full score

Future Performances

Location: Shibuya Cultural Center Owada , Tokyo (J), Orchestra: Ensemble Vagabonds, Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono

Location: Köln (D), Orchestra: Das Neue Orchester Köln, Conductor: Christoph Spering

Location: Leuven (B), Orchestra: Oxalys Ensemble

Location: Leuven (B), Orchestra: Oxalys Ensemble

Location: Oxford (GB), Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Conductor: Thomas Kemp

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