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MAHLER, G.: Lied von der Erde (Das) (J. Henschel, Kunde, Houston Symphony, Graf)


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MAHLER, G.: Lied von der Erde (Das) (J. Henschel, Kunde, Houston Symphony, Graf)

In 1907 Mahler suffered a series of severe losses. Following pressure, he resigned his position as Director of the Court Opera in Vienna. After his elder daughter Maria died, he himself received the diagnosis of a severe heart condition. During the summer of 1908, Mahler sketched Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), a ‘symphony for two vocal soloists and orchestra’. The texts, taken from Hans Bethge’s The Chinese Flute, are concerned with the themes of transience and loss, culminating in the overwhelming Der Abschied (The Farewell). The Houston Symphony and Hans Graf have recorded Zemlinsky and Berg on Naxos 8.572048; ‘tonally sumptuous and emotionally expressive ’. (

Mahler, Gustav
Bethge, Hans, lyricist(s)

  Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth)
1.   I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde (The Drinking Song of Earth's Misery) 00:08:41
2.   II. Der Einsame im Herbst (The Lonely One in Autumn) 00:09:32
3.   III. Von der Jugend (Of Youth) 00:03:18
4.   IV. Von der Schonheit (Of Beauty) 00:06:58
5.   V. Der Trunkene im Fruhling (The Drunkard in Spring) 00:04:32
6.   VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell) 00:29:45

Total Playing Time: 01:02:46

Mahler, Gustav

Bethge, Hans

Graf, Hans

Houston Symphony Orchestra

Henschel, Jane; Kunde, Gregory

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572498

Barcode: 747313249879

Physical Release: 11/2011

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