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Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
1 CD | 75min | Nr. 93.274
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• A very special release in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Mahler's death!

Michael Gielen returns to make is FIRST EVER recording of the complete "Des Knaben Wunderhorn"!

• This is essential Mahler, performed by one of our generations greatest Mahler conductors! .

The collection of anonymous German folk poems assembled by Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano known as ’Des Knaben Wunderhorn’ (’The Youth’s Magic Horn’) inspired generations of composers – from Carl Maria von Weber to Arnold Schoenberg, but no composer has become as closely identified with these peoms as is Gustav Mahler. It was the emotional range of the Wunderhorn poems, perhaps more than any other single factor, that made them so appealing to Mahler’s temperament. With subjects ranging from love and heartbreak to childhood fantasy to military life and war, Mahler found a literary inspiration that matched his own complicated psychology. Mahler spoke of the Wunderhorn poems as being “essentially different from all kinds of Ôliterary’ poetry, being more nature and life?that is, the sources of all poetry?than art.”

Between 1887 and 1901, he wrote two dozen settings of Wunderhorn texts, several of which were incorporated into his Second, Third and Fourth symphonies. In 1899, he published a collection of a dozen Wunderhorn settings that has since become known, as “Songs from ÔDes Knaben Wunderhorn.”