Kindertotenlieder

The original Kindertotenlieder were a group of 428 poems written by Rückert in 1833–34 in reaction to the scarlet fever and death of two of his children, and not meant for publication. Mahler selected five of Rückert's poems to set as Lieder, which he composed between 1901-4. The songs are written in Mahler's late-romantic idiom, and like the texts reflect feelings of anguish, fantasy resuscitation of the children and resignation. The final song ends in a major key and a mood of transcendence.  The poignancy of the cycle is ... more

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Sheet Music Kindertotenlieder - 1. Nun will die Sonn so hell aufgehn PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Kindertotenlieder - 2. Nun seh ch wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Kindertotenlieder - 3. Wenn dein Mutterlein tritt zur Tur herein PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Kindertotenlieder - 4. Oft denk ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Kindertotenlieder - 5. In diesem Wetter, in diesem Braus PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Kindertotenlieder - Complete Orchestral Score PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Kindertotenlieder - Violoncello PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music Kindertotenlieder - Complete Score (voice and piano) PreviewFavoriteDownload

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RecordingGustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder - a. Nun will die sonn
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RecordingGustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder - b. Nun seh ich wohl
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RecordingGustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder - c. Wenn Dein Muetterlein
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RecordingGustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder - d. Oft denk ich
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RecordingGustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder - e. In diesem Wetter
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