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Das Lied von der Erde, chamber version by Schoenberg & Riehn

Ensemble Musique Oblique, Philippe Herreweghe
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    It was in 1920 that Schoenberg undertook a transcription for small orchestra of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (a work he particularly venerated), intended for the Viennese Society for Private Musical Performances. But he was unable to complete it, and it was only in 1983 that the musicologist Rainer Riehn took up where Schoenberg had left off and produced a finished version. The result is quite extraordinary: Schoenberg not only managed to reproduce all the original sonorities, he also brought out the extreme density of the score.
    This title was released for the first time in 1994.

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    · Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde. Allegro pesante Chanson à boire de la douleur de la Terre Drinking song of the world's misery (8'05) · Der Einsame im Herbst. Etwas schleichend. Ermüdet Le solitaire en automne The lonely man in autumn (9'17) · Von der Jugend. Behaglich heiter De la jeunesse Of youth (3'43) · Von der Schönheit. Comodo. Dolcissimo De la beauté Of beauty (7'23) · Der Trunkene im Frühling. Allegro L'homme ivre au printemps The drunk man in spring (4'39) · Der Abschied. Schwer L'adieu The farewell (28'54)

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