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