Das Lied von der Erde

Das Lied von der Erde


Artist: Smithsonian Chamber Players, Santa Fe Pro Musica, John Elwes (tenor), Russell Braun (baritone)

Composer: Gustav Mahler

Lyricist: Hans Bethge

Arrangers: Rainer Riehn, Arnold Schoenberg

Format: 1 CD


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Nominated for a GRAMMY award for Best Small Ensemble Performance.

Inspired by traumatic events in his life, Mahler compiled text that expresses themes once deeply personal and universal. The Smithsonian Chamber Players and Santa Fe Pro Musica perform this chamber arrangement by Arnold Shoenberg with the highest clarity and precision, under the direction of Kenneth Slowik. Tenor John Elwes and Baritone Russell Braun deliver stunning performances that truly bring Mahler’s poetry settings to life.

Track List

Das Lied von der Erde ("The Song of the Earth")
1. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde (The Drinking Song of Earth’s Sorrow) 9:05
2. Der Einsame im Herbst (The Lonely One in Autumn) 11:05
3. Von der Jugend (Of Youth) 3:45
4. Von der Schonheit (Of Beauty) 7:16
5. Der Trunkene im Fruhling (The Drunkard in Spring) 4:36
6. Der Abschied (The Farewell) 32:14

Total time: 68:01
Release date: 2007
UPC: 053479032225

...an extremely well sung performance of Das Lied von der Erde, lovingly played and superbly recorded.
— David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

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