Songs for Mahler in the Absence of Words
Posted by wangjie in All Works, Large Ensemble, Smaller Ensemble
Based on a theme from Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A Minor
for Piano Quartet
Duration: 5 min
On a day that we remember Mahler, his absence often turns into a sharp sense of loss. What would I tell him if he is sitting among us watching this concert unfold?
Songs for Mahler in the Absence of Words depicts that moment of mind. Words can never be sufficient enough for what only music can bear and utter. To quote from Mahler’s most beloved song Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (I am lost to the world):
I live alone in my heaven,
In my love and in my song!
Commissioned by the New York Piano Quartet
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21 Jun 2014