Symphony No. 4 (Ed. Erwin Stein)
Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 4 (Ed. Erwin Stein)

Christian Tetzlaff

Label: CAvi
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085533343
Catalog number: AVI 8553334
Releasedate: 14-08-15
   A version for chamber music by Arnold Schönberg’s pupil Erwin Stein (1921)
  • A high class cast together with the singer Christiane Oelze performed it at the SPANNUNGEN Festival live 2014
  • 13 players are creating a very sensible, transparent and musical sound of Mahler’s fourth symphony
  • “You know it all, but the sound is different”
This release is Erwin Stein's chamber arrangement of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4. In 1921, Arnold Schoenberg organized a series of private concerts, performed by small ensembles. Schoenberg and Stein combined their ingenuity and created 'sophisticated versions' of important orchestral works. These arrangements were usually for a few woodwinds, a string quintet, percussion and piano. Stein also added a harmonium, which was quite rare at the time but the organ adds a unique timbre to this arrangement.