Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

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Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a wayfaring man). Song-cycle of 4 songs by Mahler to his own poems (based on, or imitative of, Des Knaben Wunderhorn) for bar. or mez. and pf. or orch. The movements are: 1, Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht (When my sweetheart has her wedding); 2. Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld (I walked this morning through the fields); 3. Ich hab' ein glühend Messer (I have a gleaming knife); 4. Die zwei blauen Augen (Her two blue eyes). Comp. 1884, orch. and rev. 1892–3, further rev. 1896. F.p. Berlin 1896. Thematically linked to First Sym.