Society for Private Musical Performances Vol.5: Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Das Lied von der Erde | Etcetera KTC1645

Society for Private Musical Performances Vol.5: Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Das Lied von der Erde

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Label: Etcetera

Cat No: KTC1645

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 4th October 2019

Contents

Artists

Ludwig Mittelhammer (baritone)
Marcel Reijans (tenor)
Willem de Vries (baritone)
Gruppo Montebello

Conductor

Henk Guittart

Works

Mahler, Gustav

Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Henk Guittart)
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) (arr. Arnold Schoenberg)

Artists

Ludwig Mittelhammer (baritone)
Marcel Reijans (tenor)
Willem de Vries (baritone)
Gruppo Montebello

Conductor

Henk Guittart

About

In 1918 Arnold Schoenberg founded the Verein für musikalische Privatauffhrüngen (Society for Private Musical Performances) in Vienna. At the age of forty-four, Schoenberg was widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of his time.

After his experiences in the ultra-conservative Viennese music life, culminating in the horrors of the infamous Scandal-concert of 31 March 1913, Schoenberg must have felt that the time had come to introduce a different way of presenting new music to an interested audience. With Schoenberg as president and a board of nineteen friends and students, an innovative format was developed: weekly concerts that would be open only to members of the Verein, with critics not allowed and audible approval or disapproval not permitted. The programmes would remain secret until the evening of the concert.

On this new recording we can hear Schoenberg’s arrangement of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and conductor Henk Guittart’s own arrangement of Das Lied von der Erde. This is Volume 5 of Etcetera’s Verein für musikalische Privatauffuhrüngen. Ludwig Mittelhammer puts in a stunning performance in the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

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