Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen - Five Selected Songs
Gustav Mahler
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen - Five Selected Songs
EUR 23.50

Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen - Five Selected Songs for clarinet and piano

Andreas Ottensamer presents
  • Composer: Mahler Gustav
  • for clarinet and piano
  • Arranger: Kornfeil Ronald
  • Difficulty: 4-7
  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Series: The Clarinet Collection
  • Medium: sheet music
  • UE36431
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7293-1
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08624-3
  • 23.2 x 30.5 cm
EUR 23.50

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In the first volume of the series "The clarinet collection" the internationally acclaimed clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer presents 5 songs by Gustav Mahler, incl. "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen".


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Description sheet music

The internationally acclaimed clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer (principal clarinettist with the Berliner Philharmoniker) presents the new series "The clarinet collection", adding variety to the clarinettist's repertoire.
The first volume contains a selection of five songs by Gustav Mahler. The composer's rich song output includes his Wunderhorn songs, the Songs of a Wayfarer, the Rückert songs, the Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) as well as movements from his symphonies and The Song of the Earth. This book includes a selection of pieces that best suit the sound of the clarinet while providing plenty of variety. ("Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen", "Lob des hohen Verstandes", "Verlorne Müh", "Rheinlegendchen", and "Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen"). The arrangements transform Mahler's songs from their original conception for voice and piano or orchestral accompaniment into a purely instrumental dialogue between two equally important instrumentalists. In most cases the colourful orchestral versions provide the starting point. The omission of the text also demands different compositional techniques to bring out the various effects between indulgent sweetness and grotesque irony.

• An enrichment of the clarinettist's repertoire
• The ideal opportunity to present your own skills
• The first volume in the new series The clarinet collection

Contents - Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen - Five Selected Songs for clarinet and piano

  • Mahler Gustav: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
  • Mahler Gustav: Lob des hohen Verstandes
  • Mahler Gustav: Verlorne Müh'
  • Mahler Gustav: Rheinlegendchen
  • Mahler Gustav: Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen!


(...) These arrangements capture the intimate quality of the original worksfor voice and orchestra. It may interest you to know that Kornfeil has made a similar collection of five songs for flute and piano in collaboration with Berlin flutist Emmanuel Pahud.
The Clarinet, 12/2016 (Gregory Barrett)

(…) Les transcriptions, effectuées par Ronald Kornfeil, vont naturellement " bien au-delà d'une simple réduction des partitions originales", selon Ottensamer, la partie de clarinette puisant autant dans la ligne vocale d'origine que dans les contrepoints de l'orchestre.
La lettre du musicien, Nr. 476, 3/2016 (Michaël Sebaoun)

Andreas Ottensamer on The Clarinet Collection

© Anatol Kotte / Mercury Classics / DGFor me as a clarinettist it is always exciting - in addition to performing existing original works - to be on the lookout for new inspiration and new musical material for my instrument.

The clarinet is one of the most flexible wind instruments and thus provides the chance to explore and renew a diverse repertoire.

We can now present Gustav Mahler's wonderfully original music in a new light and include the clarinet in this creative process. Mahler led the way in his symphonies and orchestral works, now it is time for us to chart new territory.

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