Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor for Alto Solo, Choirs and Orchestra
Mahler’s third symphony, which marked a turning point in his development as a composer, predominantly follows the musical style of his two earlier symphonies. Scored for a massive orchestra, it was conceived as a vast nature cycle in six movements, including the great opening march, the moving setting for alto of Nietzsche’s “O Mensch! Gib Acht!” and the scintillating bell song for women’s and boys’ choirs “Es sungen drei Engel.” With this new, affordable miniature-score edition, music lovers, performers, and students can study the orchestral richness of this great music and explore the genius of the composer often regarded as the last great Austrian symphonist. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Universal Edition, Vienna, n.d. New translations of texts. Glossary of German terms. Lists of instruments.