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Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation)

From the upper stalls, one looks out onto the bright stage of the dark concert hall.
Copyright: Mónica Garduño/Gasteig

Under the baton of Martin Wettges, the choir and orchestra of the music academy of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation will perform the bombastic original version of Das klagende Lied. They are joined by renowned soloists, further choirs and an offstage orchestra from Munich and South Tyrol. A true sonic experience not to be missed.

Under the baton of Martin Wettges, the choir and orchestra of the music academy of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation will perform the bombastic original version of Das klagende Lied. They are joined by renowned soloists, further choirs and an offstage orchestra from Munich and South Tyrol. A true sonic experience not to be missed.

Even Gustav Mahler’s very first opus, Das klagende Lied, composed in 1880 towards the end of his studies, broke with the time’s compositional sound and formal conventions. Constructing an imaginative, grotesque fairytale world of sounds – a visionary early work that already presaged his Symphony No 8 – he aptly described himself a “painter” (the German for which is “Maler”, a homonym of the name “Mahler”).

Programme

Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied, original version in three movements (1878–1880) GMW 1

With

  • Karola Pavone, soprano 1
  • Mechthild Bach, soprano 2
  • Silvia Hauer, alto 1
  • Arianna Ballotta-Rusch, alto 2
  • Thaisen Rusch, tenor
  • Christian Miedl, baritone
  • Jörg Hempel, bass
  • Julian Schmidlin, boy alto
  • South Tyrol project choir, rehearsed by Christian Unterhofer
  • Young choir of the Akademischer Gesangverein München, rehearsed by Michael Kopp
  • Offstage orchestra of the provincial music schools (South Tyrol)
  • Choir and orchestra of the music academy of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • Choir rehearsed by Christian Jeub
  • Martin Wettges, conductor