may, 2021

06may19:00Oslo, Norway - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Ruxandra Donose, Pavel Černoch - G. Mahler, A. Mahler, Zemlinsky19:00 Oslo Concert Hall


Event Details

Ruxandra Donose mezzo soprano
Pavel Černoch tenor
Oslo Philharmonic

Alexander von Zemlinsky Kleider machen Leute: Prelude and Intermezo, Act II
Alexander von Zemlinsky Es war einmal: Prelude and Intermezzo
Alma Mahler Lieder
Gustav Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Oslo Philharmonic note
The lyrics of Das Lied von der Erde span drinking songs, loneliness, beauty, and death.

Gustav Mahler (1860−1911) had recently lived through the worst days of his life when he wrote Das Lied von der Erde. In 1907 he had both lost his daughter to scarlet fever and been diagnosed with an incurable heart defect.

The same year, Hans Bethge’s book Die chinesische Flöte was published, with German translations of Chinese poetry. Mahler was deeply fascinated by the book and selected seven poems for Das Lied von der Erde. The themes range from drinking songs, via loneliness and beauty, to death in the last song, called Der Abschied – The Farewell.

In 1900, Gustav Mahler conducted the premiere of Alexander von Zemlinsky’s opera Es war einmal. That same year, Zemlinsky became Alma Mahler’s (née Schindler) teacher of composition, and they initiated a relationship before she later married Gustav Mahler. Here, we present a selection from Zemlinsky’s operas and from Alma Mahler’s songs.


(Thursday) 19:00


Oslo Concert Hall