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1 Adelio Viani (d. 8.iv.1965) taught at the Royal Irish Academy of Music 1917-1964 and founded the opera class there in 1922.  
     

 

 

Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Printed Collections

 

  PRINTED VOCAL SCORES
PVc1.1   FIRST EDITION, in one volume – Vienna: [Erste Wiener Zeitungs-Gesellschaft]/Weinberger, [1899]
     

Title Page: [Black on cream paper: see facsimile (=Tp A) for full text] Des / Knaben Wunderhorn. / Gesänge für eine Singstimme mit Orchesterbegleitung / von / GUSTAV MAHLER  / [left: decorative image; centre: listing of individual songs and prices of the orchestral scores] / rule / [Listing, with prices of the complete single-volume issue, and the 3 volume issue of the piano and voice versions] / Aufführungsrecht vorbehalten. / Eigenthum des Verlegers für alle Länder. / Eingetragen in das Vereinsarchiv. Mit vorbehalt aller Arrangements  / · JOSEF WEINBERGER · / [centre:] WIEN / Kohlmarkt 8 / [rule] // [left:] Leipzig / Querstrasse Nº. 13 / [right:] Paris / 78 Rue d'Anjou. / [below border:] Musikaliendruckerei v. Jos. Eberle & Co. Wien VII. / 4425/99.

       

Wrapper: [Front paper cover: as title page, but brown on mottled green; rear paper cover: blank]

       

Analysis: [1]= tp; [2]=blank; 375=music; [76]=blank

N.B. the page numbers are always placed in the top outer edge margin of the page.

       

Dimensions: 335 x 260 (r =  229)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Musikaliendruckerei v. Jos. Eberle & Co. Wien VII. / 4425/99. [tp]; Stich der Musikaliendruckerei v. Jos. Eberle & Co. Wien, VII. [p. 3]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

       

Hofmeister: iii.1900    Price: Mk 6 n.

       

Edition number: none    Plate number: 1–73 = 12; 74–75 = 4  12 [See the commentary below for an explanation of this anomaly.]

       

Contents:

       

1

  Der Schildwache Nachtlied B major pp. 3–9
       

2

  Verlorne Müh! (Schwäbisch) A major pp. 10–13
       

3

  Trost im Unglück A major pp. 14–19
       

4

  Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?! F major pp. 20–24
       

5

  Das irdische Leben (tiefe Stimme.) E minor–B minor pp. 25–31
       

6

  Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt C minor pp. 32–40
       

7

  Rheinlegendchen A major pp. 41–45
       

8

  Lied des Verfolgten im Thurme D minor pp. 46–54
       

9

  Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen D minor pp. 55–60
       

10

  Lob des hohen Verstands D major pp. 61–65
       

11

  „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”
(Frauenchor aus der 3. Symphonie.) Für 1 Singstimme bearbeitet
F major pp. 66–71
       

12

  Urlicht
(Alt Solo aus der 2. Symphonie.)
D major pp. 72–75
       

Copies: A-Wn Mus MS2956-4° (Pflichtexemplar: recorded as Mus 186/1899 17. X. 99; bound copy); Mus MS67492-4º (ex coll. Anna Bahr-Bildenburg, bequest 1951); GB-Lpc (with autograph inscription); D-B Mus. Km 35

        Select bibliography: SWXII2b, xvii-xviii

There is no evidence for the size of the original print run: rather unusually the UE Verlagsbuch does not record the transfer of unsold copies of the Eberle/Weinberger edition in November 1910, probably because UE was not going to offer a single-volume edition, and (perhaps) had already printed stock of its own two-volume edition (see PVc2 below).

The collection was originally issued in two formats: as a single collective volume, with continuous pagination at the top outer margins; and in three volumes, each separately paginated (in volumes II and III, at the bottom outer margin) and on slightly larger paper. The plates for No. 12, Urlicht (pp. 72–5) were not prepared by Eberle, but were engraved by C.G. Röder for the publication of the vocal score of the symphonic movement by Hofmeister in 1895: Hofmeister had assigned the song the plate number 4, but on pp. 74-75 this was not removed when the new  EWZG number was added for its inclusion in the Wunderhorn volumes.

The note on the catalogue record for the Pflichtexemplar (see above) indicates mid-October 1899 as the terminus ante quem for the first print run.

The inscription on the GB-Lpc copy is:

 

Nro 1. In Anhoffnung einer gebührenden / Anzahl von den mit Recht so beliebten / Granatäpfeln der dich sehr liebende / Knabe.

In anticipation of a appropriate number of the so justly popular pomegranates[,] from your very loving boy.

The identity of the recipient is by no means certain, but a strong candidate  is the soprano Selma Kurz (1874–1933). She had been singing at the  Frankfurt Opera House for a couple of years when she made a highly successful guest appearance at the Vienna Court Opera, and Mahler offered her a contract to commence in the 1899–1900 season. She replaced the indisposed Rita Michalek as the soloist in the first Viennese performances of three of his Wunderhorn songs at a Philharmonic Concert on 14 January 1900, and by March of that year they were beginning a short-lived affair. Their age difference would provide an additional context for Mahler's casting of himself in the role of 'Knabe'.

     
PVc1.2   FIRST EDITION, in three volumes – Vienna: [Erste Wiener Zeitungs-Gesellschaft]/Weinberger, [1899]
     

Title Page: [Tp A: brown on cream paper]

       

Wrapper: [Front paper cover: as title page, but vol. I: brown on mottled grey; vol. II: brown on yellow; vol. III: brown on mottled green; rear paper cover: blank]

       

Analysis: vol. I: [1]= tp; [2]=blank; 324=music; [25–6]=blank; vol. II: [1]= tp; 231=music; [32]=blank; vol. III: [1]= tp; [2]=blank; 323=music; [24]=blank

       

Dimensions: 345 x 265 (r = 229)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Musikaliendruckerei v. Jos. Eberle & Co. Wien VII. / 4425/99. [tp]; Stich der Musikaliendruckerei v. Jos. Eberle & Co. Wien,VII. [p. 3]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

       

Hofmeister: iii.1900    Plate number: vol. I: Mk 2 n., vol. II: Mk 3 n., vol. III: Mk 2 n.

       

Edition number: none    Plate number: vol. I: 12a., vol. II: 12b., vol. III: 12c.

       

Contents:

           

Heft I

   
       

1

  Der Schildwache Nachtlied B major pp. 3–9
       

2

  Verlorne Müh! (Schwäbisch) A major pp. 10–13
       

3

  Trost im Unglück A major pp. 14–19
       

4

  Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?! F major pp. 20–24
           

Heft II

   
       

5

  Das irdische Leben (tiefe Stimme.) E minor-B minor pp. 2–8
       

6

  Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt C minor pp. 9–17
       

7

  Rheinlegendchen A major pp. 18–22
       

8

  Lied des Verfolgten im Thurme D minor pp. 23–31
           

Heft III

   
       

9

  Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen D minor pp. 3–8
       

10

  Lob des hohen Verstands D major pp. 9–13
       

11

  „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”
(Frauenchor aus der 3. Symphonie.) Für 1 Singstimme bearbeitet
F major pp. 14–19
       

12

  Urlicht
(Alt Solo aus der 2. Symphonie.)
D major pp. 20–23
       

Copies: GB-Lpc; US-Wc M1614 M212

        Select bibliography:

There is no evidence for the size of the original print run: rather unusually the UE Verlagsbuch does not record the transfer of unsold copies of the Eberle/Weinberger edition in November 1910, probably because UE was not going to offer a three-volume edition, and had already printed stock of its own two-volume edition (see PVC2 below).

Further research into the colour of the original wrappers (not normally preserved in library copies) may be fruitful.

         
PVc2   SECOND EDITION, first issue, in two volumes – Vienna: [publisher(s) uncertain], 1910
        Print ordered: 14.03.1910    Copies received: 18.03.1910   Print run: 100
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: [vol I: 1691; vol II: 1692]   Plate number: vol. I: unknown, vol. II: unknown.

       

Copies: none located

        Select bibliography:

The UE Verlagsbuch reveals that in 1908 two edition numbers were assigned to the voice and piano versions of Mahler's Wunderhornlieder but that at the time no copies were ordered. It seems likely that the plan was to issue these volumes 'In die Universal-Edition aufgenommen', but split between two, not three volumes, and that the delay in the placing of an order may have been connected with management changes at EWZG following Josef Stritzko's dismisal as Director in 1908. As early as 1909 the new head of UE, Emil Hertzka, was considering the acquisition the publishing rights in the music of Bruckner and Mahler owned by EWZG, but the letter of agreement is dated 21 June 1910 so this small batch of copies recorded in the Verlagsbuch may well have been issued under the Weinberger imprint as originally planned in 1908; an alternative explanation might be that these were 'advance' copies printed in anticipation of the acquisition of the rights by UE. Unfortunately no copies have been located that can be identified as exemplars of this issue.

     
PVc2a   SECOND EDITION, second issue, in two volumes – Vienna: Universal Edition, 1910
        Print ordered: 10.12.1910    Copies received: 16.12.1910   Print run: 100
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: [vol I: 1691; vol II: 1692]   Plate number: vol. I: unknown, vol. II: unknown.

       

Copies: none located

        Select bibliography: SWXII2b, xvii-xviii

Unfortunately no copies have been located that can be identified as exemplars of this issue.

         
PVc2b   SECOND EDITION, third issue, in two volumes – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1911
     

Title Page: [Tp B: brown on cream paper]

       

Wrapper: [Lilac decorative border on light blue, text in black] [In top shield:] ·UNIVERSAL–EDITION· / [in next shield:] No 1691 [No 1692] / [in main shield:] GUSTAV MAHLER / 12 GESÄNGE / AUS / „DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN”FÜR EINE SINGSTIMME MIT KLAVIERBEGLEITUNG / HEFT I [II] / No. 1—6 [7—12]; [rear wrappers: adverts for the music of Mahler published by UE, dated Y IV.1911 (see facsimile)]

       

Analysis: vol. I: [1]= tp; [2]=blank; 340=music; vol. II: [1]= tp; [2]=blank; 337=music; [38]=blank

       

Dimensions: 315 x 235 (r = 231)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm R. v. WALDHEIM, JOS. EBERLE & Co. WIEN [tp]; Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm R. v. Waldheim- Jos. Eberle & Co. [p. 3 in vol. I only]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

        Print ordered: 01.04.1911    Copies received: 21.04.1911   Print: 300
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: vol I: 1691; vol II: 1692    Plate number: vol. I: U.E. 1691, vol. II: U.E. 1692.

       

Contents: [as in PVc2]

       

Copies: GB-Lpc

        Select bibliography: SWXII2b, xvii-xviii

Thanks to the dated adverts on the back wrapper, the copy described can be firmly associated with the 1911 printing recorded in the UE Verlagsbuch.

         
PVc2c   SECOND EDITION, fourth issue, in two volumes – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1912
     

Title Page: [Tp B: brown on cream paper]

       

Wrapper: [Lilac decorative border on light blue, text in black] [In top shield:] ·UNIVERSAL–EDITION· / [in next shield:] No 1691 [No 1692] / [in main shield:] GUSTAV MAHLER / 12 GESÄNGE / AUS / „DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN”FÜR EINE SINGSTIMME MIT KLAVIERBEGLEITUNG / HEFT I [II] / No. 1—6 [7—12]; [rear wrappers not present in the copy described]

       

Analysis: vol. I: [1]= tp; [2]=blank; 340=music; vol. II: [1]= tp; [2]=blank; 337=music; [38]=blank

       

Dimensions: 307 x 232 (r = 230 [vol. 1/1]) (bound copy)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm R. v. WALDHEIM, JOS. EBERLE & Co. WIEN [tp]; Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm R. v. Waldheim - Jos. Eberle & Co. [vol I, p. 40;  vol. II, p. 37]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

        Print ordered: 11.01.1912    Copies received: 03.02.1912   Print: 500
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: vol I: 1691; vol II: 1692    Plate number: vol. I: U.E. 1691., vol. II, p. 3-33: U.E. 1692.; p. 34-37: U.E. 1692.2938.

       

Contents: [as in PVC2]

       

Copies: A-Wn MS 4091-4°

        Select bibliography: SWXII2b, xvii-xviii
        Page 34 - the first page of 'Urlicht' - states Copyright 1911 by Universal-Edition, and also bears a double plate number, 2938 relating to the vocal score of 'Urlicht' first issued separately by UE in May 1911. This suggests that the copy described must be of the 1912 issue of the Wunderhorn volumes.

 

PVc3h   THIRD EDITION, in two volumes, for high voice – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1914
     

Title Page: [Tp C: standard UE title page, with design in orange and text in black]

       

Wrapper: [Lilac decorative border on light green, text in black] [In top shield:] ·UNIVERSAL–EDITION· / [in next shield:] No 1691a [No 1692a] / [in main shield:] GUSTAV MAHLER / 12 GESÄNGE / AUS / „DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN” / FÜR EINE SINGSTIMME MIT KLAVIERBEGLEITUNG / HEFT I [II] / No. 1—6 [7—12]; [rear wrappers: adverts for the music of Mahler published by UE, dated Y IV.1914 (see facsimile)]

       

Analysis: vol. I: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 3-40=music; vol. II: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 3-37=music; [38]=blank

       

Dimensions: 308 x 235 (r = 227)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm R. v. Waldheim - Jos. Eberle & Co. [vol. I: p. 40]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

        Print ordered: 01.04.1914    Copies received: 26.11.1914   Print run: 496
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: vol I: 1691a; vol II: 1692a   Plate number: vol. I: U.E. 1691a + the plate numbers for individual songs (3639a–3644a), vol. II: U.E. 1692a + the plate numbers for individual songs (3645a–3649a, 2938a)

       

Contents:

           

Heft I

   
       

1

  Der Schildwache Nachtlied C major pp. 3–9
       

2

  Verlorne Müh! (Schwäbisch) A major pp. 10–13
       

3

  Trost im Unglück A major pp. 14–19
       

4

  Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?! F major pp. 20–24
       

5

  Das irdische Leben (tiefe Stimme.) E minor pp. 25–31
       

6

  Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt D minor pp. 32–40
           

Heft II

   
       

7

  Rheinlegendchen A major pp. 3–7
       

8

  Lied des Verfolgten im Thurme D minor pp. 8–16
       

9

  Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen D minor pp. 17–22
       

10

  Lob des hohen Verstands D major pp. 23–27
       

11

  „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”
(Frauenchor aus der 3. Symphonie.) Für 1 Singstimme bearbeitet [arr. J. v. Wöss]
F major pp. 28–33
       

12

  Urlicht
(Alt Solo aus der 2. Symphonie.)
E major pp. 34–37
       

Copies: GB-Lpc (vol. I only);

        Select bibliography: SWXII2b, xvii-xviii

The Collection is now issued in high and low voice versions, with the contents listed on p. 2 of all four volumes; the paper size is very slightly smaller. For the high voice volumes nos 1, 6 and 12 have been transposed up a tone. At the same time the musical text of all the songs has been revised to bring it more in line with that of the orchestral versions: this involves not only changes to and additions of various performance markings but also the standardisation of the vocal line.

In this edition and all subsequent printings of both high and low voice and piano scores of no. 11, „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”, Mahler’s voice and piano version - that had been printed in the earlier compilation volumes - is replaced by a revised arrangement by J. V. von von Wöss.

The UE Verlagsbuch records that there were two further issues, in 1916 (500 copies) and 1920 (vol I: 490 copies; vol. II: 498 copies); no copies of these later issues have been located.

         
PVc3l   THIRD EDITION, in two volumes, for low voice – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1914
     

Title Page: [Tp ?: standard UE title page, with design in orange and text in black]

       

Wrapper: [Lilac decorative border on light green, text in black] [In top shield:] ·UNIVERSAL–EDITION· / [in next shield:] No 1691a [No 1692a] / [in main shield:] GUSTAV MAHLER / 12 GESÄNGE / AUS / „DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN” / FÜR EINE SINGSTIMME MIT KLAVIERBEGLEITUNG / HEFT I [II] / No. 1—6 [7—12] / [lowest shield:] HOCH [TIEF]; [rear wrappers: adverts for the music of Mahler published by UE, dated IV.1911 (see facsimile)]

       

Analysis: vol. I: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 340=music; vol. II: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 337=music; [38]=blank

       

Dimensions: 308 x 235 (r = 227)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm R. v. Waldheim - Jos. Eberle & Co. [vol. I: p. 40]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

        Print ordered: 20.04.1914    Copies received: 26.11.1914   Print run: vol. I: 302; vol. II: 297
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: vol I: 1691b; vol II: 1692b   Plate number: vol. I: U.E. 1691b + the plate numbers for individual songs (3639b–3644b), vol. II: U.E. 1692a + the plate numbers for individual songs (3645b–3649b, 2938b)

       

Contents:

           

Heft I

   
       

1

  Der Schildwache Nachtlied B major pp. 3–9
       

2

  Verlorne Müh! (Schwäbisch) G major pp. 10–13
       

3

  Trost im Unglück G major pp. 14–19
       

4

  Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?! E major pp. 20–24
       

5

  Das irdische Leben (tiefe Stimme.) D minor pp. 25–31
       

6

  Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt C minor pp. 32–40
           

Heft II

   
       

7

  Rheinlegendchen G major pp. 3–7
       

8

  Lied des Verfolgten im Thurme C minor pp. 8–16
       

9

  Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen C minor pp. 17–22
       

10

  Lob des hohen Verstands C major pp. 23–27
       

11

  „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”
(Frauenchor aus der 3. Symphonie.) Für 1 Singstimme bearbeitet [arr. J. v. Wöss]
E major pp. 28–33
       

12

  Urlicht
(Alt Solo aus der 2. Symphonie.)
D major pp. 34–37
       

Copies: None located

        Select bibliography: SWXII2b, xvii-xviii

The Collection is now issued in high and low voice versions, with the contents listed on p. 2 of all four volumes; the paper size is very slightly smaller. For the low voice volumes nos 2–5,  7–11 have been transposed down a tone. At the same time the musical text of all the songs has been revised to bring it more in line with that of the orchestral versions: this involves not only changes to and additions of various performance markings but also the standardisation of the vocal line.

In this edition and all subsequent printings of both high and low voice and piano scores of no. 11, „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”, Mahler’s voice and piano version - that had been printed in the earlier compilation volumes - is replaced by a revised arrangement by J. V. von von Wöss.

The UE Verlagsbuch records that there were further issues, in 1916 (vol. II only, 299 copies) and 1920 (vol I only: 496 copies); no copies of these later issues have been located.

         
PVc3ah   THIRD EDITION, second issue, in two volumes, for high voice – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1916
     

Title Page: [Tp C but see the notes below: standard UE title page, with design in orange and text in black]

       

Wrapper: [Lilac decorative border on light green, text in black] [In top shield:] ·UNIVERSAL–EDITION· / [in next shield:] No 1691a [No 1692a] / [in main shield:] GUSTAV MAHLER / 12 GESÄNGE / AUS / „DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN” / FÜR EINE SINGSTIMME MIT KLAVIERBEGLEITUNG / HEFT I [II] / No. 1—6 [7—12]; [rear wrappers: adverts for the music of Mahler published by UE, dated V.1916 (see facsimile)]

       

Analysis: vol. I: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 3-40=music; vol. II: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 3-37=music; [38]=blank

       

Dimensions: 310 x 237 (r = ?)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Druckerei- und Verlags-Aktiengesellschaft vorm R. v. Waldheim - Jos. Eberle & Co. [vol. I: p. 40]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

        Print ordered: 17.05.1916    Copies received: 26.06.1916   Print run: 500
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: vol I: 1691a; vol II: 1692a   Plate number: vol. I: U.E. 1691a + the plate numbers for individual songs (3639a3644a), vol. II: p. 2: U.E. 16911/b 1692 a/b; pp. 3–37: U.E. 1692a + the plate numbers for individual songs (3645a–3649a, 2938a)

        Contents: as in PVc3h
       

Copies: GB-Lpc (vol. II only);  NL-DHgm 54 B 193 (vol. II only)

       

Although this issue is substantially the same as PVC3h, there are some differences: the registration of the black ink text on the title page has been improved; the front wrapper as been reset and the adverts on the rear wrapper revised. But most significantly each song is now provided with an indication as to whether it is of high or low tessitura (Hoch, Tief) and whether it is at original pitch (Original-Ausgabe) or transposed (Transponierte Ausgabe): this is the ONLY post 1914 issue so far located to provide this information.

According to the UE Verlagsbuch there was no corresponding issue of the low voice volumes in 1916.

         
[PVc3bh]   THIRD EDITION, third issue, in two volumes, for high voice – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1920
        Print ordered: 14.11.1919    Copies received: vol. I: 25.05.1920; vol. II: 28.04.1920   Print run: vol. I:490; vol. II: 496
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Copies: none located

       

 

     
PVc3al   THIRD EDITION, second issue, volume I only, for low voice – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1920
        Print ordered: 14.04.1919    Copies received: 27.05.1920   Print run: 496
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Copies: none located

       

According to the UE Verlagsbuch there was no corresponding issue of the second volume of the low voice version in 1920.

         
PVc4h   FOURTH EDITION, in two volumes, for high voice, English and German texts – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1921
     

Title Page: [Type Da: listing of all Mahler's songs]

       

Wrapper: [See facsimiles. Front wrapper: dark green on green paper; within rectangular border:] GUSTAV MAHLER / 12 GESÄNGE AUS „DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN” / 12 SONGS FROM „THE YOUTH'S MAGIC HORN” / [lh:] HOCH [rh:] HIGH / I [II] / No. 1–6 [7–12] / [lyre design] / UNIVERSAL-EDITION / Nr. 1691a [1692a]; [rear wrapper, vol I: dark green on green paper: advert for the music of Mahler published by UE, dated XI.1920; rear wrapper lacking in the GB-Lbl copy]

       

Analysis: vol. I: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt / Contents; 340=music; vol. II: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 337=music; [38]=blank

       

Dimensions: 305 x 233 (r = 229)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Waldheim-Eberle A.G. [vol. I: title page and rear wrapper]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

        Print ordered: 20.xi.1920   Copies received:  vol. I: 20.i.1921; vol. II: 18.i.1921  Print run: vol. I: 1000; vol. II: 995
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: vol I: 1691a; vol II: 1692a   Plate number: vol. I: U.E. 1691a + the plate numbers for individual songs (3639a–3644a); vol. II: U.E. 1692a + the plate numbers for individual songs (3645a3649a, 2938a)

       

Contents:

           

Heft I

   
       

1

  Der Schildwache Nachtlied C major pp. 3–9
       

2

  Verlorne Müh! (Schwäbisch) A major pp. 10–13
       

3

  Trost im Unglück A major pp. 14–19
       

4

  Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?! F major pp. 20–24
       

5

  Das irdische Leben (tiefe Stimme.) E minor pp. 25–31
       

6

  Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt D minor pp. 32–40
           

Heft II

   
       

7

  Rheinlegendchen A major pp. 3–7
       

8

  Lied des Verfolgten im Thurme D minor pp. 8–16
       

9

  Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen D minor pp. 17–22
       

10

  Lob des hohen Verstands D major pp. 23–27
       

11

  „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”
(Frauenchor aus der 3. Symphonie.) Für 1 Singstimme bearbeitet
F major pp. 28–33
       

12

  Urlicht
(Alt Solo aus der 2. Symphonie.)
E major pp. 34–37
       

Copies: GB-Lpc (vol. I only: ex coll. Adelio G. Viani, 25.06.1921[1]); GB-Lbl G.1033.2 (bound copy, front wrappers only; red date stamp, vol. I, p. 40; vol. II, p. 37: 23 MR 1923)

        Select bibliography:

The text of this edition is that of the third, with the addition of English translations of the sung text (by Addie Funk) and most of the German performance instructions, that have simply been inserted into the original engraving: the result of this and the previous layer of additions is a cluttered graphical image, far removed from the elegance of the original engraving. The paper is acid and of inferior quality. Mahler’s voice and piano version of no. 11, „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”, has been replaced by a revised arrangement by J. V. von von Wöss. The UE Verlagsbuch records that there were further issues, in 1922, 1928 and 1932 (vol. I) and  1923, 1929 and 1936 (vol. II) a total of 1800 and 1786 further copies respectively.

         
        Copy of a later impression: GB-Lpc 2-170802a/b
         
         
PVc4l   FOURTH EDITION, in two volumes, for low voice, German and English Texts – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1921
     

Title Page: [Type Da]

       

Wrapper: [Lilac decorative border on light green, text in black] [In top shield:] ·UNIVERSAL–EDITION· / [in next shield:] No 1691a [No 1692a] / [in main shield:] GUSTAV MAHLER / 12 GESÄNGE / AUS / „DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN” / FÜR EINE SINGSTIMME MIT KLAVIERBEGLEITUNG / HEFT I [II] / No. 1—6 [7—12]; [rear wrappers: adverts for the music of Mahler published by UE, dated IV.1911 (see facsimile)]

       

Analysis: vol. I: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 340=music; vol. II: [1]= tp; [2]=Inhalt; 337=music; [38]=blank

       

Dimensions: 308 x 235 (r = 227)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: Druckerei- und Verlagsgesellschaft vorm R. v. Waldheim - Jos. Eberle & Co. [vol. I: p. 40]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

        Print ordered: 28.05.1920    Copies received: 28.01.1921   Print run: 495
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: vol I: 1691b; vol II: 1692b   Plate number: vol. I: U.E. 1691b + the plate numbers for individual songs (3639b3644b), vol. II: U.E. 1692a + the plate numbers for individual songs (3645b3649b, 2938b)

       

Contents:

           

Heft I

   
       

1

  Der Schildwache Nachtlied B major pp. 3–9
       

2

  Verlorne Müh! (Schwäbisch) G major pp. 10–13
       

3

  Trost im Unglück G major pp. 14–19
       

4

  Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?! E major pp. 20–24
       

5

  Das irdische Leben (tiefe Stimme.) D minor pp. 25–31
       

6

  Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt C minor pp. 32–40
           

Heft II

   
       

7

  Rheinlegendchen G major pp. 3–7
       

8

  Lied des Verfolgten im Thurme C minor pp. 8–16
       

9

  Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen C minor pp. 17–22
       

10

  Lob des hohen Verstands C major pp. 23–27
       

11

  „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”
(Frauenchor aus der 3. Symphonie.) Für 1 Singstimme bearbeitet
E major pp. 28–33
       

12

  Urlicht
(Alt Solo aus der 2. Symphonie.)
D major pp. 34–37
       

Copies: None located

        Select bibliography:

The text of this edition is that of the third, with the addition of English translations of the sung text (by Addie Funk) and most of the German performance instructions, that have simply been inserted into the original engraving: the result of this and the previous layer of additions is a cluttered graphical image, far removed from the elegance of the original engraving. Mahler’s voice and piano version of no. 11, „Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang”, has been replaced by a revised arrangement by J. V. von von Wöss.

The UE Verlagsbuch records that there were further issues, in 1923, 1928 (vol. I)  1922 (vol. II) a total of 1297 and 1000 further copies respectively.

     
PFc   ??? EDITION, in two volumes, German and English – Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1924
     

Title Page:  Camera

       

Wrapper: front wrapper: Camera; back wrapper: Camera  dated: VII 1924

       

Analysis: vol. I: [i]= tp; [ii-iii]=Inhalt/Contents and notes by Richard Specht; [iv] Orchestra [in German, English, French, Italian]; 199=music; [100]=blank; vol. II: [i]= tp; [ii-iii]=Inhalt/Contents and notes by Richard Specht; [iv] Orchestra [in German, English, French, Italian]; 1100=music.

       

Dimensions: 180 x 235 (p. 1: r = 122)

        Watermark: none
        Printer: none identified
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

        Print ordered: 28.05.1920    Copies received: 28.01.1921   Print run: 495
       

Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: vol I: U.E. 7506; vol II: U.E. 7507   Plate number: U.E. 7506 W.Ph.V. 219; vol II: U.E. 7507 W.Ph.V. 220

       

Contents:

       
 

Vol. I

 
1 Der Schildwache Nachtlied B major

2

Verlor'ne Müh'

A major

3 Trost im Unglück A major
4

Wer hat dies Liedel erdacht

F major
5 Das irdische Leben B minor
 

Vol. II

 
 

Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt

C minor
  Rheinlegendchen A major
  Lied des Verfolgten im Turm D minor
  Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen D minor
  Lob des hohen Verstandes D major
       

Copies: GB-Lbl B.1003.(1.) (bound copy, red date stamp, : 23 MAR 1948)

       

The scores have been entirely re-engraved and provide tempo and other performance instructions in German and Italian. The vocal text is given in German and English, and the notes by Richard Specht are printed in German, English and French.

Specht concludes by reporting, misleadingly 'The >Songs from the Youth's Magic Horn< were written in the years 1888-1900 and completely published for the first time in 1905.'

         
 

PRINTED VOCAL SCORES SINGLE SONGS

  No.2 VERLORNE MUH'
        Musik Beilage to Deutsche Arbeit II/1 (September 1911) See Pilsner Tagblatt 22 Sep. 1911, p. 4.
         
  No. 4 Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
    FIRST EDITION - Vienna: Universal-Edition, 1914
        Title Page: Das moderne Lied: Eine Sammlung von 50 Gesängen für mittlere Stimme ausgewählt von Josef V. von Wöss
   
 

No. 7 RHEINLEGENDCHEN

    ?? EDITION - Berlin: Ullstein Verlag, 1924
        Title Page: [Musik für Alle - Mahler-Heft]
       

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        Copies: A-Wn F21.Berg.199 Mus (Berg's copy, with his annotations)
        See Geschichte des Deutschen Buchhandels im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, Band I: Das Kaiserreich, 1897-1918.
   
 

No. 9 WO DIE SCHÖNEN TROMPETEN BLASEN

        Title Page: [Musik für Alle - Mahler-Heft]
       

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        Copies: A-Wn F21.Berg.199 Mus (Berg's copy, with his annotations)
   
 

PRINTED FULL SCORES SINGLE SONGS

         
 

PRINTED ORCHESTRAL PARTS SINGLE SONGS

         
         
 

PRINTED ARRANGEMENTS SINGLE SONGS

 

PRINTED ARRANGEMENTS FOR SALON or SMALL ORCHESTRA

 

No. 7 RHEINLEGENDCHEN – arranged by Franz Eber

PO1  

FIRST EDITION – Vienna-Leipzig-New York: Universal Edition, 1926

        Title Page: none (the wrapper takes over that function)
       

Wrapper: [Back text and border on red card:] [upper shield:] VINDINDOBA COLLECTION / GUSTAV MAHLER / RHEINLEGENCHEN / RHINE LEGEND / LÉGENDE RHÉNANE / A) SALON ORCHESTER | SMALL ORCHESTRA | SALON ORCHESTRE / Flauto, Oboe, Clarinetto, Tromba, Cornet, Batteria (Schlagwerk), / Violino I (Direction) {2 Expl.}, / Violino II (obligato), Cello, Basso, Harmonium, Piano (Direction)B) KLEINES ORCHESTER | FULL ORCHESTRA | ORCHESTRE COMPLET / Besetzung wie bei A (ohne und Harmonium speilbar) mit folgenden Ergänzungsstimmen : / Orchestration like Edition A (Piano and Harmonium ad lib.) with the following supplementary parts : / Même composition que pour l'édition A (Piano et Harmonium ad lib.) avec les parties supplémentaires suivantes : / Fagotto, Corno, viola / [rule] / Arrangement F. Eber / [rule] / V.C. 15 / UNIVERSAL-EDITION | WIEN | LEIPZIG | NEW YORK

        Make-up of set: Pf (Direction), harm, vn 1 (Direction) [2 copies], vn II (Obligato), vlc, cb, fl, ob,  cl in A, tpt in A, cornet in A,  campanelle (13 parts)
       

Dimensions: 310 x 233 (r=192 [pf p. 1])

        Watermark: UNIVERSAL-EDITION [runs horizontally on most pages]
        Printer: (pf, p. 3:) Weag. [i.e. Waldheim-Eberle A.G.]
       

Printing method: lithographic transfer from engraved plates

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Hofmeister: no entry

       

Edition number: V.C. 15   Plate number: V.C. 15

        Copies: A-Wn M.S. 16083 (Salon Orchestra set only)
       

Vindobona-Collection, 14.  This collection was described as 'Programme of Modern Masters for all conductors' and was available in two versions: for details see the link to the series catalogue.

No full score is included: the piano part gives the most complete details of the musical textures. The arrangement it of the complete movement, with vocal part shared between instruments. 

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