Songs of a Wayfarer

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen ('Songs of a Wayfarer') is Gustav Mahler's first song cycle. While he had previously written other lieder, those were not grouped by common theme, rather by composition date. The cycle, for low voice (but often performed by a female singer), was inspired by the conclusion of Mahler's affair with soprano Johanna Richter. The lyrics are by the composer himself, though influenced by Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of German folk poetry and one of Mahler's favorite books, and the first song is actually based on ... more

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Recording Gustav Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer - a. Wenn mein Schatz Download
Recording Gustav Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer - b. Ging heut morgeri Download
Recording Gustav Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer - c. Ich hab ein gluehendes messer Download
Recording Gustav Mahler - Songs of a Wayfarer - d. Die zwei blauen Augen Download

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