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MAHLER - TWO SONG CYCLES WITH ORCHESTRA
 
Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen & Das Lied von der Erde
 
Barend van der Westhuizen (baritone), Teresa de Wit (mezzo) & Albertus Engelbrecht (tenor)
 
Saturday 16 June 18:00
Sunday 17 June 15:00
 

Programme

LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN

Barend van der Westhuizen (baritone)

Interval

DAS LIED VON DER ERDE

Teresa de Wit (mezzo) & Albertus Engelbrecht (tenor)

Gustav Mahler

Arranged by Arnold Schönberg for 16 instrumentalists.

Conductor: Jaco van Staden

Concert Master: Zanta Hofmeyr

FluteLaetitia de Lange
OboeJohan Ferreira
ClarinetLizet Smit
HornFrik Le Roux
BassoonEsther Watkinson
Violin 1Zanta Hofmeyr
Violin 2Carmi Viljoen
ViolaKen Craig
CelloToni Ivanov
Double BassJurgens de Lange
PianoLaetitia Orlandi
HarmoniumIsabelle Van Rensburg
Loandi Richter
Bradley Lithgow

Ticket sales:

Saturday 16 June 18:00 , Sunday 17 June 15:00

Block A (Adult) - R320   Block B (Adult) - R270
Block A (Senior/Student) - R270   Block B (Senior/Student)- R220
Block C - R220  

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Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

Writing works for huge orchestras was a trademark of late 19th century romantic composers. Various factors in the early 20th century, such as wars, contributed to the situation where large orchestras were no longer financially viable.

Monumental works by Mahler are still a luxury to experience, even today, especially in 3rd World countries, where this beautiful music is so seldom heard.

It is interesting that a heavy-weight composer like Arnold Schönberg spent much time converting and arranging other composer’s music. In the case of two of Mahler’s finest song cycles, this is a great advantage, affording posterity an opportunity to enjoy this music with a smaller ensemble.

Much has been written about Mahler’s brilliant orchestration. A trademark of his, was how various smaller groups in the orchestra are featured in almost a chamber music style within the full orchestra. This aspect is skilfully highlighted by Schönberg’s arrangements. These arrangements are part of the repertoire of many theatres these days, the world over and considered an artistically feasable and satisfying alternative to the original Mahler orchestrations.

The staging of this extraordinary concert was conceptualized by Brooklyn Theatre’s Artistic Director, Willem Vogel. The kind support of the Rupert Music Foundation has assisted to make the project a reality for Gauteng music lovers.

The cycles will be sung in German with English subtitles.