The Mahler Project

Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen

47.5" x 39.5"
oil on Canvas
Private Collection
World premiere: 29 January 1905, Vienna. conducted by the composer.

"I am lost to the world with which I used to waste so much time, It has heard nothing from me for so long that it may very well believe that I am dead! It is of no consequence to me whether it thinks me dead; I cannot deny it, for I really am dead to the world. I am dead to the world's tumult, and I rest in a quiet realm! I live alone in my heaven, in my love and in my song! "

~ Friedrich Rückert  (1788-1866)
The Rite of Spring  by  Stravinsky
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
Listen to the TSO's full 2013 performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring: