Mahler for Our Times — Versions for Chamber Orchestra and Ensembles
Jul. 15, 2020
Gustav Mahler's inventive boldness is apparent in his sumptuous works for orchestra, and the genius of his compositions remains intact in reduced versions of these works for chamber orchestra and ensembles. Available from Universal Edition, these arrangements of Mahler's symphonies and other large-scale works for smaller forces provide orchestras and other ensembles the opportunity to perform these great works with fewer players, without losing the intensity and sensuality of the original compositions. Click here to learn more.
Listen to Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G Major - 3rd Movement, arr. by Klaus Simon (2007) here:
(Symphony No. 4 in G Major - 3rd Movement/Gustav Mahler, arr. Klaus Simon)/
Omega Ensemble and Lee Abrahamsen, soprano)
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In addition, ensembles seeking repertoire that captures the current Zeitgeist while also keeping logistical sensibilities in mind, should explore Time for Reflection, a selection of contemporary pieces, also from Universal Edition, which are not only written for a smaller instrumentation, responding to the new requirements in concert halls, but which also in a way reflect the current mood and situation we're all facing in these challenging times of social distancing. We would like to invite you to present works to an audience that for example use the performance space in novel ways, that require an unusual positioning of instruments, that deal with the feelings of both isolation and togetherness, and that bring solace and hope to the listener. Learn more here.