Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen
composer: Gustav Mahler
orchestrator: Serge Ollive
Mezzo soprano, orchestra (fl., ob., Bb clar., Bb bass clar., bsn., C tpt., 2 F hn., 4 vln., 2 vla., 2 vlc., 1 db.)
Mahler's first song cycle, this work was composed at the end of his relationship with soprano Johanna Richter. Written in four movements, this work is yet another example of Mahler's mastery of orchestral writing. Reorchestrated by French composer Serge Ollive, the original work's feel has been maintained while becoming accessible for smaller orchestras.