Das Klagende Lied (Mahler, Gustav)
Rudolf Stephan (1925-)
Gustav Mahle: Sämtliche Werke, Band XII
Vienna: Universal Edition, 1978. Plate 16814.
Critical edition of final two-part version, omitting the Waldmärchen movement and with Mahler's further revisions.
Clarinet 1, 2 (B♭, A, C), 3 (B♭, A, C) (doubles Bass Clarinet (B♭))
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Timpani, Bass Drum / Cymbals, Triangle / Tam-tam, Cymbals, Triangle
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|Work Title||Das Klagende Lied|
|Year/Date of Composition||1878-80, rev. 1892-3, 1898-9|
|First Performance||17 February 1901, Vienna, composer conducting|
|Instrumentation||Soprano, Alto and Tenor soloists, Mixed Chorus and Large Orchestra|
The original 1st movement, Waldmärchen, removed by Mahler in his later years, was not published until 1969. Until the publication of the complete original 3-movement score in 1999, performances and recordings of the 3-movement work used the 1969 Waldmärchen combined with the previously published 2-movement version. Mahler, however, had made many changes to the latter 2 movements before they were published, making these performances hybrids and inconsistent in orchestral treatment (this also holds for performances of Mahler's 1st symphony in its final published version but with the Blumine movement inserted).
- I. Waldmärchen
- II. Der Spielmann
- III. Hochzeitsstück
- Lyrics and translations: http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/assemble_texts.html?SongCycleId=291
- Wikipedia (This and other sources, including Grove Music, describe the work as a cantata. Title page is lacking from all scores here unfortunately so cannot confirm that way...)
- On the various versions of this work: http://www.universaledition.com/Gustav-Mahler/composers-and-works/composer/448/work/1810/work_introduction