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Archive: Elisabeth Kulman, Christian Elsner & David Afkham

Grafenegg Wolkenturm

Instrumentation

  • Elisabeth Kulman, mezzosoprano
  • Christian Elsner, tenor
  • David Afkham, conductor

Programmes

An expression of life: Music is always an expression of what is–and of hope for a better world. When Gustav Mahler composed his «Lied von der Erde», his daughter had just died, he had lost his position in Vienna and he had been diagnosed with a heart condition. The result: a poignant, symphonic song cycle, here featuring the sublime voices of Elisabeth Kulman and Christian Elsner. David Afkham opens the concert with Schubert’s «Unfinished» – still a mystical work today.

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 7 in b minor D 759 «Unfinished»

Movements

  • Allegro moderato

  • Andante

Duration

23 Min.

Creation

1822
Gustav Mahler

«Das Lied von der Erde» Symphony for Tenor, Alto (or Baritone) and Orchestra

Movements

  • Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde

  • Der Einsame im Herbst

  • Von der Jugend

  • Von der Schönheit

  • Der Trunkene im Frühling

  • Der Abschied

Duration

63 Min.

Creation

1911