This volume comprises some of Gustav Mahler’s most significant and intimate work, featuring authoritative editions of his orchestral settings of five poems by Friedrich Rückert and two songs to texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Miraculous Horn).
Contents include songs to Rückert’s “Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder” (Look not, love, on my work unended!); “Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft” (I breathed the breath of blossoms red); “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” (O garish world, long since thou hast lost me); “Liebst du um Schönheit” (Lovst thou but beauty); and “Um Mitternacht” (At midnight hour). From the Wunderhorn texts – a rich source of poetic materials that occupied Mahler for fourteen years- come “Der Tamboursg’sell” (The drummer-boy) and “Revelge” (The dead drummer). English versions of all seven songs by John Bernhoff are included in the front matter of this publication.
Original Dover (2002) compilation of seven songs published separately in authoritative early editions.