Gustav Mahler: Das himmlische Leben

  • from "The Youth's Magic Horn" (1892)
  • in G major
  • for voice and orchestra
  • original key / high
  • 3 3 2 2 - 4 2 0 0 - timp, perc(2), hp, str
  • Duration: 8’20”
  • Soloists:
    high voice
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    cor anglais
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb
    1st bassoon
    2nd 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
    timpani
    percussion(2)
    harp
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Editor: Renate Stark-Voit

Work introduction

Das himmlische Leben is a work by Gustav Mahler. The arrangement of the work is composed by Renate Stark-Voit for voice and orchestra. Das himmlische Leben from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" was composed in 1892 and is in G major. The total length of the performance is 8 minutes.

Audiosamples

The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Location:
Hamburg (DE)
Date:
27.10.1893
Orchestra:
Julius Laubesche Kapelle
Conductor:
Gustav Mahler
Main soloists:
Clementine Schuch-Prosska, Sopran

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