Gustav Mahler in Hungary - June, 1879
from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 296:
It is six o’clock in the morning. I have been out in the pasture and I sat with Farkas, the shepherd, and listened to the sound of his shawm. Ah, how sad it sounded, and yet filled with such ardent rapture, the folk tune that he played! The flowers growing at his feet about his sunburnt cheeks. Oh, Steiner! I have already seen the dew on the grass and you are still asleep into my heart like the spring sun on winter fields. Will there be spring in my heart?
Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 296. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424771225433 accessed: 5 June, 2023
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|folk tune||performed by Farkas the sheperd|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors|
Letter from Gustav Mahler to Josef Steiner, Childhood friend of Mahler’s, Tétény Hungary, June 19 1879.
Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:47:05 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:30:17 +0000