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

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his ...
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