Gustav Mahler: The Song of the Earth

(Arranger: Schönberg, Riehn)

  • A Symphony (1908-1909)
  • 1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc(2), harm, pno, str(1 1 1 1 1)
  • Duration: 60’
  • Soloists:
    tenor
    alto
    baritone
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute (+picc)
    oboe (+c.a)
    clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb), bass cl(Bb))
    bassoon
    horn in F
    percussion(2): glockenspiel, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, tambourine, snare drum, bass drum
    harmonium (+cel)
    piano
    1st violin(1)
    2nd violin(1)
    viola(1)
    violoncello(1)
    contrabass(1)
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Hans Bethge
  • Arranger: Arnold SchönbergRainer Riehn
  • Text source: ‘The Chinese Flute’ - adaptation of Chinese poetry by Hans Bethge
  • Text adapter: Gustav Mahler
  • 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

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World première

Location:
Toblach (IT)
Date:
22.07.1983
Orchestra:
Ensemble Musica Negativa
Conductor:
Rainer Riehn
Main soloists:
Bell Imhoff, MezzoS, Gregory Wiest, T

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