Songs to Poems by Rueckert; No. 2 -- Liebst du um Schonheit?, medium voice (C, original key)
by Gustav Mahler
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Orchestra 0.2+EH.2.2: Hp: Str (9-8-7-6-5 in set): Solo Med. Voice

SKU: AP.36-A919501

Composed by Gustav Mahler. Arranged by Gustav Mahler and ed./arr. by Max Puttmann/ Text by Friedrich Rückert. Medium Voice, Orchestra Accompaniment, Conductor Score. Kalmus Vocal Library. Score. LudwigMasters Publications #36-A919501. Published by LudwigMasters Publications (AP.36-A919501).

ISBN 9798892700641. UPC: 659359841248. English. Orchestrated by Max Puttmann; Text by Friedrich Rückert.

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) composed Songs to Poems by Rueckert (Songs after Rückert; Rückert-Lieder) between 1901 and 1902. They were not conceived of as a cycle, with each song only connected by the poet Friedrich Rückert and the themes. But they were published together, first as Sieben Lieder aus letzter Zeit (Seven Songs of Latter Days) with two additional Mahler songs, then with only the five songs. They have simply come to be known as Rückert-Lieder and are now most frequently performed together, although Mahler did set other Rückert poems aside from these five. Mahler orchestrated the first four songs himself, while the fifth song, Liebst du um Schönheit, was orchestrated after Mahler's death by Max Puttmann. The fifth song, Liebst du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty), was written in the summer of 1902, and it is different from the first four Rückert-Lieder in that it was written specifically for his wife, Alma, as a gift. The intimate and beautiful love song is simple, yet expressive. Max Puttmann's orchestration maintains the subtlety of the piano accompaniment. Version in the original key of C and a transposition to B-flat are available from the publisher. Instrumentation: 0.2+EH.2.2: Hp: Str (9-8-7-6-5 in set): Solo Med. Voice.

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