Das Klagende Lied – Introduction

Listening Guide

The Work

Dates of composition: 1878-1880, revised edition 1898-1900
Place of composition: Vienna and Jihlava
Premiere: February 17, 1901, Vienna
Type of composition: Cantata for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra
Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone (in Part I only)

Movements:
Part I: Waldmärchen (A Forest Legend) [deleted by Mahler]
Part II: Der Spielmann (The Minstrel)
Part III: Die Hochzeitstück (The Wedding Piece)

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Pierre Boulez, conductor

Grace Hoffman, soprano
Evelyn Lear, soprano
Elisabeth Söderström, soprano
Stuart Burrows, tenor
Ernst Haeflinger, tenor
Gerd Nienstedt, baritone

Sony Classical SK 45841
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