Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde / Walter, Forrester

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Catalog: MACD4206
Format: CD

Maureen Forrester, contralto; Richard Lewis, tenor; Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra; Bruno Walter, conductor

Gustav Mahler:Das Lied von der Erde/The Song of the Earth

Mahler composed this song cycle in the summer of 1908. Originally subtitled a Symphony in Songs, it was to have been his Ninth Symphony. But the composer, already very ill, (he was to die less than three years later) and possibly remembering that his predecessors Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner had said their farewells to the world with a Ninth, transferred that fatal number to his next (and last fully completed) work, a purely instrumental one. Das Lied von Erde was first performed after the composer's death by his friend and protoge Bruno Walter (in Munich, on 10 November 1911)

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