Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Key:
G major
Year of composition:
1899-1901/1902–1910
Subtitle:
in 4 movements
Scored for:
for soprano and ensemble or chamber orchestra
Composer:
Gustav Mahler
Arranger:
Klaus Simon (2007)
Soloists:
soprano
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc(2), harm, pno, str(1 1 1 1 1, max. 6 5 4 3 2)
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
oboe (+c.a)
clarinet in Bb (+cl(A)
bass cl(Bb))
bassoon
horn in F
percussion (2 players: glockenspiel, triangle, sleigh bells, chrash cymbal, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, bass drum)
harmonium
piano
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration:
54’
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Work introduction

This arrangement was made for a concert programme given by the Freiburg chamber orchestra Holst Sinfonietta in May 2007, which included works by Schönberg and Webern for chamber ensemble. For printing, I made some improvements and small changes to make a version which largely attempts to correct setbacks at the performances back them (especially problems of balance).

This chamber orchestra version is my endeavour to make it in the spirit of Schönberg’s Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, the way it made practical musical arrangements, retaining Mahler’s unmistakable orchestral sound as much as possible. It is my hope that this version will enable even small ensembles to perform this symphony, the one closest to chamber music of all in Mahler’s oeuvre.

Klaus Simon

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Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4

study score
for soprano and ensemble or chamber orchestra , 54’
Instr.: 1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc(2), harm, pno, str(1 1 1 1 1, max. 6 5 4 3 2)

Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4

full score
for soprano and ensemble or chamber orchestra , 54’
Instr.: 1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc(2), harm, pno, str(1 1 1 1 1, max. 6 5 4 3 2)

Next performances

03 Dec

Symphony No. 4

Congress Centrum, Pforzheim (DE)

World première

Location:
Nordkirchen
Date:
13.05.2007
Orchestra:
Holst-Sinfonietta
Conductor:
Klaus Simon

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