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Scheiden und Meiden
First line:
Es ritten drei Reiter zum Thore hinaus, Ade!
composer
No 3 of Book III of Lieder und Gesänge 'aus der Jugendzeit'
author of text
Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Recordings
'Mahler: Songs' (CDA67392)
Mahler: Songs
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'Mahler: Songs of Youth' (CDH55160)
Mahler: Songs of Youth
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Track 7 on CDA67392 [2'23] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 14 on CDH55160 [2'26] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Scheiden und Meiden
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In Scheiden und Meiden the breezy cheerfulness of its bright hobby-horse rhythms is offset, as so often in these poems, by a darker thread, as in the third stanza (Mahler doesn’t set the second stanza), where the theme of parting brings a reference to infant mortality (‘Es scheidet das Kind wohl in der Wieg’).

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004

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