Ruckert-Lieder, III: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Today I’m sharing the third in a set of five songs Austro-Bohemian Romantic composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) wrote in 1901-1902. Mahler’s collection is a setting of poems by the German professor, translator and Romantic poet Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866). The first four pieces in the set were premiered in 1905, with Mahler conducting theContinue reading “Ruckert-Lieder, III: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”

Fever to the Form

Music or madness? Quite possibly, it’s one or the other. If you’re like me, music is an integral part of your life and brings you enjoyment and connection to emotions, and maybe your creativity. And solace in low times. Today, songs were playing randomly on Apple Music, and I heard the unmistakable and soothing voiceContinue reading “Fever to the Form”