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Piano Quartet a minor

About the Composer


Gustav Mahler

The oeuvre of this important Austrian composer and conductor is concentrated upon the genres of the art song and symphony as well as their interplay (vocal movements in Symphonies No. 2 through No. 4) and synthesis (Das Lied von der Erde). His manner of composition is marked by a fragmentation based on the disassociation of patterns and idioms. Through movement titles and (later withdrawn) programs, as well as his statements, his symphonies are regarded as ideological music.

1860Born in Kaliště (Bohemia) on July 7. Relocation to Jihlava (Iglau) that same year.
1875–78Musical studies in Vienna.
1878–80Cantata, “Das klagende Lied” (“The Song of Lamentation”).
1880–90Songs with piano.
1880–91Various conductorships in Bad Hall, Laibach (Ljubljana), Olmütz (Olomouc), Kassel, Prague, Leipzig, Budapest.
1884/85”Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen“ (Songs of a Wayfarer), orchestrated in 1891–96.
1885–88Symphony No. 1 with an instrumental adaptation of the second Wayfarer song.
1888–94Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection Symphony”).
1891Chief conductor at the Stadttheater in Hamburg.
1892–1901Orchestral songs, “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” (The Boy’s Magic Horn).
1895–96Symphony No. 3 in D minor, arranged as a large-scale entelechy.
1899–1901Symphony No. 4 in G major, with humorous elements.
1897–1907Director of the Vienna Court Opera.
1901/1902Rückert-Lieder with orchestral accompaniment.
1901–02Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor, including the famous Adagietto.
1901–04Kindertotenlieder (Rückert) with orchestra.
from 1903Collaboration with Alfred Roller.
1903–10Sixth to Tenth (unfinished) Symphonies.
1907–10Engagement at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
1908/09“Das Lied von der Erde” (“The Song of the Earth”), a symphony of songs.
1911Death in Vienna on May 18.

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About the Authors


Klaus Schilde (Fingering)

Prof. Klaus Schilde, born in 1926, spent his childhood in Dresden. There he was greatly influenced by Walter Engel, who taught him the piano (Kodaly method), composition and violin. From 1946–1948 he studied at the music conservatory in Leipzig with Hugo Steurer. After moving to the west in 1952 he studied with Walter Gieseking and Edwin Fischer, as well as with Marguerite Long, Lucette Descaves and Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

Schilde won numerous prizes. From 1947 onwards he gave concerts as a soloist and chamber musician on almost every single continent with renowned orchestras. He taught at the music conservatories in East Berlin Detmold, West Berlin, Munich, Tokyo (Geidai) and Weimar. From 1988–1991 he was President of the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, where he also taught for decades as a professor. There are numerous radio and television broadcasts with Klaus Schilde as well as CD recordings. Schilde has contributed fingerings to almost 100 Henle Urtext editions.

Prof. Klaus Schilde passed away on 10 December, 2020.

First published by Sikorski in 1973, this new, magnificently researched edition by Henle is most welcome and timely. The publication is of the very highest standard.

AUSTA Stringendo, 2016

Mahlers einziges Kammermusikwerk hat Christoph Flamm für den Henle-Verlag neu ediert. Das frühe und lange unbekannt gebliebene Werk wurde 1973 erstveröffentlicht, ist aber bis heute eher selten zu hören. Dem könnte die Neuausgabe abhelfen, die allen Standards eines Qualitätsverlages vollauf genügt.

ESTA-Nachrichten, 2016

Die neue Henle-Ausgabe hat einige Irrtümer (...) bereinigt, zum Beispiel in Takt 96 den offensichtlich fehlenden Auflöser auf Zählzeit 3 (g!) in Klammern hinzugesetzt und die Takte 88/89 und 114/115 um fehlende Oktavierungen sinngemäß ergänzt. Vor allem aber ist das Partiturbild erheblich augenfreundlicher als in der alten Ausgabe, weil man 23 Seiten (...) aufwendet. Auch die Wendestellen liegen dadurch günstiger. (...) Notenbild, Stichnoten und Wendestellen der Streicherparts sind in der Henle-Ausgabe mustergültig ediert.

Das Orchester, 2016



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