Rückert-Lieder

Rückert-Lieder

Regular price $32.00 CAD

composer: Gustav Mahler

orchestrator: Serge Ollive

Duration: 21:30

Mezzo soprano solo, Flute/Alto flute, oboe/English horn, A clarinet/B flat cl., bassoon/contrabassoon, C trumpet, 2 F horns, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass

This orchestrated song cycle composed by Gustav Mahler consists of five settings of texts by the German poet Friedrich Rückert, and is recognized as a masterpiece.  Serge Ollive has reorchestrated this work to make it more accessible to chamber orchestras.  While orchestrated for a smaller number of performers, this setting keeps the power and beauty of Mahler's original work.