Gustav Mahler:

  • Orchestral Songs.

This album is Christian Gerhaher’s second orchestral album with Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal conducted by Kent Nagano.

Christian Gerhaher is a highly sought-after performer in concerts and on the opera stage. Under Riccardo Muti he sang the role of Papageno in a production of The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Festival.

On this CD, we get to hear the following:


  • Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)
  • Kindertotenlieder
  • Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Performed by Christian Gerhaher (baritone), with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, conducted by Kent Nagano.

In 2010 Christian Gerhaher was voted “Singer of the Year” by the journal “Opernwelt” for his portrayals of the Prinz von Homburg and of Wolfram in Vienna and Munich.

Christian Gerhaher has performed together with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Simon Rattle, Herbert Blomstedt, Heinz Holliger, Kent Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher, Mariss Jansons, Bernard Haitink, and Christian Thielemann at the world’s major concert halls.

Here is the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, with Herbert Blomstedt and Christian Gerhaher performing “Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht” and “Ging heut Morgen übers Feld” from the “Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen” (Songs of a traveler) by Gustav Mahler:


And next, Christian Gerhaher performs “Ich hab’ein glühend Messer” and “Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz” from the “Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen” by Gustav Mahler: (English translations of the text are shown on the video):



Tags: Gustav Mahler. Christian Gerhaher, Orchestral songs