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Lied des Verfolgten im Turm
First line:
Die Gedanken sind frei
composer
July 1898; subsequently published as No 8 of Des Knaben Wunderhorn (also called Humoresken)
author of text
Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Recordings
'Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn' (CDA67645)
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn
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Lied des Verfolgten im Turm
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In Lied des Verfolgten im Turm, to the refrain of ‘Die Gedanken sind frei’, a political prisoner steadfastly maintains his courage against the pleas of his beloved. At first there is a complete contrast between his music and hers, suggesting she has no comprehension of the high ideals that have landed him in prison in the first place. But as she becomes more desperate and he more obdurate, elements of her complaints begin to infect his music. Nevertheless the song ends with his reiterating the refrain—‘Thoughts are free’.

from notes by Roger Vignoles 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67645 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-64504
Duration
4'19
Recording date
18 February 2007
Recording venue
Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Sandhausen, Germany
Recording producer
Teije van Geest
Recording engineer
Teije van Geest
Hyperion usage
  1. Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (CDA67645)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: January 2008
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