Iain Farrington

Pianist, organist, composer, arranger

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3 for Piano Solo


Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) composed his 3rd Symphony in 1893-6 while he was chief conductor at the Hamburg Stadttheater. It was premiered in Krefeld, Germany in 1902. Mahler described the piece as 'a major work, liberally reflecting the whole world – one is oneself only, as it were, an instrument played by the whole universe... In it Nature herself acquires a voice and tells secrets so profound that they are perhaps glimpsed only in dreams!' The music draws on songs from Mahler’s own settings of Des Knaben Wunderhorn. This arrangement for piano solo is in a full, Romantic style, whilst maintaining the beauty and delicacy of the score in a clear, playable arrangement. The original vocal and choral parts are included, making it usable as a vocal score for performances with orchestra.


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