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Gustav Mahler: The Song of the Earth

  • A Symphony (1908-1909)
  • for soli and orchestra
  • 4 3 5 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(4), hp(2), cel, mand, str
  • Duration: 60’
  • Soloists:
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute (+2ndpicc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+c.a)
    clarinet in Eb
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb
    3rd clarinet in Bb
    bass clarinet
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet
    2nd trumpet
    3rd trumpet
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    bass tuba
    percussion (4): glockenspiel, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, tambourine, bass drum
    1st harp
    2nd harp
    violin I
    violin II
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Hans Bethge
  • Piano reduction: Erwin SteinJosef Venantius von Wöss
  • Thematic analysis: Josef Venantius von Wöss
  • Editor: Karl Heinz Füssl
  • Text source: ‘The Chinese Flute’ - adaptation of Chinese poetry by Hans Bethge
  • Text adapter: Gustav Mahler
  • Original language: German
  • Translator: Steuart Wilson
  • 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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Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) for tenor and alto (or baritone) and orchestra | UE13826

after Hans Bethge's "The Chinese Flute"

  • Edition type: score
  • Series: Mahler Gesamtausgabe
  • Volume: 9
  • Languages: German
  • Edition info: Based on the Critical Complete Edition of the Complete Works, published by International Gustav Mahler Society, Vienna.
  • Format: 20.8 × 27.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-0648-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02438-2
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