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Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’

From 1:29:00

Their Mahler songs caught my eye, but something else caught my ear when I listened. It's a strange, emotionally intense work by Furreccio Busoni written in painful circumstances in 1909 after Busoni's parents had died within 5 months of one another. He wrote a piece in memory of each of them and the Berceuse élégiaque was for his mother, subtitled ‘The Man's Cradle Song at his Mother's Coffin'.

From 1:36:00

These fine young musicians show no frailty in the Busoni, Wagner's Siegfried Idyll or the chamber version of the songs by Zemlinksy and Schoenberg's own arrangements of Mahler's Wayfarer...

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BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
08 August 2015