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Gustav Mahler's Wunderhornsinfonien - Part One

The District Central Library "Mark Twain" in the Artothek invites you to a musical lecture by Steffen Georgi (Rundfunkinfonieorchester-Berlin) on "Gustav Mahler's Wunderhorn Symphonies - Part 1".



Steffen Georgi has been a dramaturge and programme writer at the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin for many years. In his two-part lecture in March and November 2024, he will talk about Mahler's monumental orchestral works.


Between 1805 and 1808, the two early Romantic poets Achim von Arnim and Clemens von Brentano published the song collection "Des Knaben Wunderhorn".


This collection of over 700 songs inspired the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler to set various pieces to music. His second, third and fourth symphonies contain movements with choral and solo vocals that quote passages from the "Wunderhorn songs".


Mahler also explicitly composed orchestral and piano songs that are settings of this song cycle. The symphonies mentioned above are still known today as Mahler's "Wunderhorn symphonies".
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