Mahler’s Genius


“Des Knaben Wunderhorn” (12 songs, complete)

Performed by Thomas Hampson, Baritone, with the Wiener Virtuosen

Thomas Hampson has been a special performer of the Lieder of Gustav Mahler for many years.

This album is Hampson’s first studio recording of the orchestral version of Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Hampson is joined by The Wiener Virtuosen, a chamber ensemble of the highly – regarded principal players of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.


Hampson said:

“Mahler’s music is a ‘sound cosmos’ unto itself […] It is a reflection of my own world, something that’s extraordinarily informative to me as human being.” 

Here is a trailer for this recording, with Hampson providing an introduction:


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