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From Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, N.3
Voice / Vocal Fach Tenor / Baritone
Original key D minor
Language German
Composer Gustav Mahler 1860 – 1911
Poet Gustav Mahler 1860 – 1911
Range Ich hab ein glühend Messer

Ich hab ein glühend Messer, a setting by Gustav Mahler, was composed by himself between 1881 and 1886 and published in 1897. It is the third lied of his song cycle, Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen.

Mahler, young musician aged twenty in the 1880s, started working as a conductor in Bad Hall, then Landestheater in Laibach. During those appointments, he met Johanna Richter, a professional soprano and an unsatisfying love affair between the two of them may have taken place. We do not know with certainty what really happened, but we do know Mahler suffered and used his pain as inspiration for his song cycle, Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen. He probably started working on the cycle in 1881, however it underwent many revisions and was only finished in 1886.

As often, Mahler wrote the music and poems of the four lieder: Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht (I), Ging heut Morgen übers Feld (II), Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer (III) and the fourth and final one: Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz.
Ich hab ein glühend Messer is the third lied of Mahler’s song cycle, Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen. Now has come the time for the protagonist to expose all the rage and despair he feels after being abandoned and betrayed. The accompaniment supports the vocal line with aggressive powerful intensifying crotchets, bar after bar, while the melody at the vocal part is almost cried out, as if the tortured protagonist were imploding with pain. It is interesting to listen closely to the alternative orchestration Mahler wrote for this lied: the muted trumpets, the tremolo cords and the sneering brass all lead in giving this song a diabolical, strenuous, destructive quality.

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