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Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
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'Mahler: Songs' (CDA67392)
Mahler: Songs
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'Mahler & Mahler: Lieder' (CKD453)
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Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
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Mahler’s personal identification with Rückert was profound. When he wrote ‘Only when I experience do I compose, and only when I compose do I experience’ he was echoing Rückert’s own statement that ‘I never think without poetizing and never poetize without thinking’. And in these songs he has finally abandoned the stock characters of the Wunderhorn, with their generalized if intense emotional expression, for a poetic world that could express his own feelings with uncanny accuracy and sensitivity. Thus of Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen he wrote ‘It is my very self’, and there is no doubt that in this song he created if not his all-out masterpiece, certainly one of the greatest and most profoundly spiritual songs in the German language. The mood of the song is one of rapt withdrawal from the concerns of the world – one may imagine how the middle-aged symphonic composer and director of the Vienna State Opera must often have longed for such a retreat.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004

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Details for CKD453 track 10
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ISRC
GB-ASH-14-45310
Duration
6'04
Recording date
4 July 2013
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Philip Hobbs
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
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  1. Mahler & Mahler: Lieder (CKD453)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: July 2014
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