Risør in New York: Brueggergosman performs Mahler's 'Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht'
In the early 1880s, Gustav Mahler fell in love with a singer at the opera house in Kassel, where he was musical director. His unrequited passion moved him to pen six love poems, four of which he set to music as Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer).
Last June, Measha Brueggergosman performed the song cycle during the 2010 Risør Chamber Music Festival in Norway. The Canadian soprano will sing Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen again during the December 3 concert of the four-day Risør Chamber Music Festival residency.
Risør in New York: "Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht" from Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen | © Music in Motion