Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano, & Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor - 92Y, New York

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano, & Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra transports us to fin-de-siècle Vienna in this program of a single rarity: Henk Guittart’s chamber orchestration of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde—“The Songs of the Earth.”

Stemming from the days when musicians would assemble in salons to read chamber music together (another arrangement made during the period is a reduction of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony), this arrangement—recently completed by noted Dutch composer, conductor, and violist Henk Guittart, using Arnold Schoenberg’s abandoned attempt as a guide—has become known for its ability to allow the listener to experience Mahler’s tremendous genius in an entirely new, more intimate, light. The “sublime” (Seattle Times) tenor Anthony Dean Griffey is joined by Alice Coote in this immense work, which Leonard Bernstein described as Mahler’s “greatest symphony.”

  • Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Henk Guittart)

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