Mahler Project

Des Knaben Wunderhorn

39" x 39"
oil on Canvas
private collection
Ablosung im Sommer
(Changing of the guard in summertime)

The cuckoo has taken a fatal fancy To a green willow! (Cuckoo is dead! He took a fatal fancy!) Who, then, is to help us pass the time and chase away boredom all summer long? Ho! Lady Nightingale shall do that! She sits on a green branch! (The fine little nightingale, the dear, sweet nightingale!) She sings and jumps, and is always merry When other birds are silent! We’re waiting for Lady Nightingale, Who lives in the green hedgerow, And when the cuckoo is finished, She begins to sing! Text from Des Knaben Wunderhorn Achim von Armin (1781-1831) and Clemens Brentano (1778-1842)
The Rite of Spring  by  Stravinsky
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
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