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First line:
Es klopft an das Fenster der Lindenbaum
No 1 of Book I of Lieder und Gesänge 'aus der Jugendzeit'
author of text

This song comes from the Lieder und Gesänge of 1892, a volume that included nine early settings of texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, the massive collection of German folk-poetry gathered by the poets Achim von Arnim and Clemens von Brentano, which was to prove such a seminal influence in the development of Mahler’s sound-world. It also included five separate songs to other texts, but it is clear even from these that Mahler was already leaning towards an alfresco, folkloric context for his music. This is audible in the chirruping lark and humming bees of Frühlingsmorgen, a song that seems always on the verge of breaking into a full-blooded dance, but finally gives up, out of consideration for the sleeping sweetheart.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004


Mahler: Songs
CDA67392Archive Service
Mahler: Songs of Youth


Track 1 on CDA67392 [1'47] Archive Service
Track 5 on CDH55160 [2'08]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67392 track 1

Recording date
17 January 2003
Recording venue
Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Sandhausen, Germany
Recording producer
Teije van Geest
Recording engineer
Teije van Geest
Hyperion usage
  1. Mahler: Songs (CDA67392)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: October 2004
    Deletion date: May 2015
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