Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit
Book 3: No. 2. Ablosung im Sommer
From Mahler: Songs (2014)
Released by Harmonia Mundi
Mahler: Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit – Book 3: No. 2. Ablosung im Sommer
Can one really grasp the whole of Mahler’s symphonic output without knowing his songs? Not only do they extensively irrigate the first four symphonies, often known as ‘Wunderhorn symphonies’; they also encapsulate the fundamental principles of his worldview. Bernarda Fink explores the Mahler cycles from three different angles: the traditional format with piano naturally has its counterpart in the orchestral song, culminating in the Kindertotenlieder and the Rückertlieder, but this CD also offers the opportunity to hear the chamber reductions of the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen made by Schoenberg for the Association for Private Musical Performances in Vienna.