Label: Antler Records - ANT 113 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Belgium • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Industrial
Explore the last years of Mahler's life as he traveled back and forth between the Old World and the New. See where he experienced some of his most spectacular triumphs and his deepest disappointments.
Gustav Mahler made the first sketches for this music in but did most of the work in the summer ofcompleting the last Im realen Nebel zehrend - D.o.S.
(16) - Substanz(ver-)lust in short score—that is, with the instrumentation indicated but not fully written out—on September 1 that year. The full score was finished in Mahler did not live to hear this work, whose first performance was given by his friend, disciple, and former assistant, Bruno Walter, in Munich on November 20, Mahler, distracted and overworked, put the book aside.
Late that summer, when he came across the gift again, he was worse than overworked. Work pulled him out of despondency. Those melancholy verses spoke to Mahler with singular urgency. He began sketches, and the songs were his chief project for the following summer. It was clear to him from the beginning that he was writing no ordinary song cycle but something larger and more cohesive, something, in fact, symphonic.
It would be his ninth, but, with Beethoven and Bruckner in mind, he was superstitious about ninth symphonies and My Funny Valentine - Various - Best Of Lounge Paris that he would not be granted the time to go beyond that freighted number.
He thought to put one over on the gods by not assigning a number to the symphony after the Eighth, and when he finished the symphony he called No. Legend has him drown when Blue Dance - Sigmund Und Sein Freund - Love Lust Leave Live For Metal - Goddess Of Desire - Symbol Of Triumph out of a boat by moonlight, drunk, whereupon a dolphin bore him to sea and immortality; in duller fact, he died in bed in the year Wine was, however, one of his favored topics.
Here he invites us first to contemplate the brevity of human life and then to drain our goblets. It explodes with the fierce call of all four horns in unison and with the cackle of sardonic laughter in woodwinds, trumpets, and violas. It is a song full of bittersweet sounds and of ugly ones. As musical composition it is as extraordinary as it is a penetrating setting of a poem.
This sort of multiple vision recurs throughout this song and others in Das Lied von Blue Dance - Sigmund Und Sein Freund - Love Lust Leave Erdeparticularly the last. P. De Parada - La Sonora Matancera Con Bienvenido Granda - Grandes Éxitos De La Sonora Matancera Mahler grew older, his poignant and vivid art was tied more and more to his bold polyphonic fantasy.
In this song we meet his craft in its most prodigiously developed state, and in the service of communicative powers that border on the annihilating.
Muted violins paint the background against which the oboe projects its plaintive song, a song more elaborate than is for many minutes granted the baritone. His declamation is a series of restrained scale passages. Only with the thought of the beloved place of rest does passion begin to inform the singing. Under the bits of pentatonic melody and the ding of the triangle it is all quite Viennese. And in a moment it is over. The song rises to a fiery gallop, only to return to languor.
The music continues the delicious erotic reverie long after words have failed. Here Mahler made a conflation of two poems. These eighth-century poets were themselves friends who addressed these respective verses to one another. The song begins with a deep tolling over which the oboe keens. Veiled violins bring consolation, but the music disintegrates. In less than a minute-and-a-half, Mahler has given us the basic material for the movement.
The silence that follows the disintegration prepares the entrance of the voice. After the flute dies away, the music makes a third start of tolling and lament; before the double song is done, there will have been nine such new beginnings. They are widely various in tone and mood, in key, in scale, in their propensity to introduce new Blue Dance - Sigmund Und Sein Freund - Love Lust Leave or avoid it. Developing variation is here the governing principle.
The idea of simultaneous variation is also very much with us. Here, with the fresh sound of mandolin, Mahler gives us a new melody of miraculous breadth. Mahler sings a farewell, but his song of and to the earth is, at its close, a song of love and of life. Schon winkt der Wein im goldnen Pokale, Doch trinkt noch nicht, erst sing ich euch ein Lied! Das Lied vom Kummer soll auflachend In die Seele euch klingen.
Dunkel ist das Leben, ist der Tod. Herr dieses Hauses! Hier diese Laute nenn ich mein! Du aber, Mensch, wie lang lebst denn du? Seht dort hinab! Jetzt nehmt den Wein! Jetzt ist es Zeit, Genossen! Leert eure goldnen Becher zu Grund! Dunkel ist das Leben, ist der Tod!
Ja, gib mir Ruh, ich hab Erquickung not! Ich weine viel in meinen Einsamkeiten. Goldne Sonne webt um die Gestalten, Spiegelt sie im blanken Wasser wider. Ihre stolze Haltung ist nur Verstellung. Ich trinke, bis ich nicht mehr kann, Den ganzen, lieben Tag! Ein Vogel singt im Baum. Mir ist als wie im Traum. Der Vogel zwitschert: Ja! Aus tiefstem Schauen lausch ich auf, Der Vogel singt und lacht! Und wenn ich nicht mehr singen kann, So schlaf ich wieder ein.
Lasst mich betrunken sein! Die Sonne Blue Dance - Sigmund Und Sein Freund - Love Lust Leave hinter dem Gebirge. O sieh! Wie eine Silberbarke schwebt Der Mond am blauen Himmelssee herauf.
Der Bach singt voller Wohllaut durch das Dunkel. Die Erde atmet voll von Ruh und Schlaf. Die Welt schlaft ein!
Ich stehe hier und harre meines Freundes; Ich harre sein zum letzten Lebewohl. Wo bleibst du? Ich wandle auf und nieder mit meiner Laute Auf Wegen, die von weichem Grase schwellen. Er stieg vom Pferd und reichte ihm den Trunk Des Abschieds dar.
Wohin ich geh? Ich geh, ich wandre in die Berge. Ich werde niemals in die Ferne schweifen. Still ist mein Herz und harret seiner Stunde! The song of sorrow will echo through your souls, laughing out loud. Life is dark, as is death. Master of this house! Your cellar holds a wealth Peter Spence - Candle In The Wind golden wine!
I call this lute my own! To strike the lute and empty the glasses— these things go together. A full goblet at the right time is worth more than all the kingdoms of earth! The sky is blue forever, and the earth will endure, and bloom in spring. But you: How long will you live? You are not allowed to enjoy the rotten trifles of this earth for even a hundred years.
Look down there! In the moonlight, on the graves squats a wild and ghostly figure. Listen as his cries pierce the sweet air of life! Now take the wine! Drain your golden cups! Life Blue Dance - Sigmund Und Sein Freund - Love Lust Leave dark, Fade Like The Sun (Frisco Remix) - Stunt - Fade Like The Sun is death!
Blue mists of autumn float over the lake; the grasses are covered with hoar-frost. You might think an artist had sprinkled jade dust over the delicate buds. The sweet scent of the flowers has vanished; a cold wind bends their stems. Soon the wilted, golden lotus petals will float across the water.
My heart is weary. My little lamp crackled and died; it speaks to me of sleep.
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