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

Gustav Mahler

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