Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2

  • in 5 movements (1888-1894)
  • in C minor
  • for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
  • revised version Stark/Kaplan
  • 4 4 5 4 - 10 6 4 1 - timp(3), perc(5), hp(4), org, str; in the distance: hn(4), tpt(4), timp(1), perc(1)
  • Duration: 80’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
    alto
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute (+3rd picc)
    2nd flute (+4th picc)
    3rd flute (+1st picc)
    4th flute (+2nd picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+1st c.a)
    4th oboe (+2nd c.a)
    1st clarinet in Eb
    2nd clarinet in Eb (+4th cl(Bb)
    cl(A))
    1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(C)
    cl(A))
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(C)
    cl(A))
    3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(C)
    cl(A)
    bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
    4th bassoon (+cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    5th horn in F
    6th horn in F
    7th horn in F
    8th horn in F
    9th horn in F
    10th horn in F
    1st trumpet in F
    2nd trumpet in F
    3rd trumpet in F
    4th trumpet in F
    5th trumpet in F
    6th trumpet in F
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    4th trombone
    contrabass tuba
    timpani(3)
    percussion(5)
    1st harp(2)
    2nd harp(2)
    organ
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
    in the distance: 1st horn in F (=7th horn in orchestra)
    2nd horn in F (=8th horn in orchestra)
    3rd horn in F (=9th horn in orchestra)
    4th horn in F (=10th horn in orchestra)
    1st trumpet in F
    2nd trumpet in F (+tpt(C))
    3rd trumpet in F
    4th trumpet in F (+tpt(C))
    timpani(1)
    percussion(1)
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Editor: Renate Stark-VoitGilbert Kaplan
  • Table of contents:
    1. Satz: Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck
    2. Satz: Andante comodo. Sehr gemächlich. Nie eilen
    3. Satz: In ruhig fließender Bewegung
    4. Satz: Urlicht - Sehr feierlich aber schlicht. Nicht schleppen
    5. Satz: Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend - Wieder zurückhaltend - Langsam. Misterioso
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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 for soprano and alto soloists, mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra | UE32600

"Ressurection"

  • Edition type: choral score
  • Languages: German
  • Edition info: Revidierte Neuausgabe nach dem Text der Neuen Kritischen Gesamtausgabe (2010)
  • Format: 21.0 × 29.7 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-3024-5
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07735-7
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Description

Over the years, the need for a new edition of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 became apparent for several reasons. First, many new sources for this work have become accessible since 1970, when Erwin Ratz completed the first critical edition of this symphony, the most significant being Mahler's personal reference score in which he recorded changes to be made (his last entries were made in September 1910). The second reason was the significant strengthening of the editorial standards of the critical edition in recent years. The music is now computer-generated. Previously, changes to the score could be made only by retouching the film of old engravings. Computerization also ensures a concurrence between the score and performance materials. Editorially, the new edition benefits from expanded texts that describe and assess the source materials, document and explain the editors' decisions and provide detailed information on the work's origin, the history of the published scores, performance practices, etc. Over the past five years, Renare Stark-Voit and Gilbert Kaplan, editors of the new edition of Symphony No. 2, have identified, evaluated and analyzed every significant source, and as a result of their work a substantial number of errors have been corrected.

Text: Oh believe, my heart, oh believe: Nothing is lost with thee! Thine is what thou hast desired, What thou hast loved, what thou hast fought for! (Gustav Mahler in the Finale of Symphony No. 2)

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Contents

  • 1. Satz: Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck
  • 2. Satz: Andante comodo. Sehr gemächlich. Nie eilen
  • 3. Satz: In ruhig fließender Bewegung
  • 4. Satz: Urlicht - Sehr feierlich aber schlicht. Nicht schleppen
  • 5. Satz: Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend - Wieder zurückhaltend - Langsam. Misterioso

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