From the Ludwigsburg Palace, Germany Margaret Price - soprano Orchester der Ludwigsburger Schloßfestspiele Wolfgang Gönnenwein - conductor Gustav Mahler - Rückert Lieder 0:35 Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder! 2:20 Ich atmet' einen linden Duft! 5:25 Um Mitternacht 12:17 Liebst du um Schönheit! 15:04 Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Subscribe: goo.gl/jrui3M In a musical domain largely dominated Central European males, the art song, Welsh soprano Margaret Price is considered one of today's outstanding artist, as she tellingly demonstrates in these performances of Gustav Mahler's orchestral songs, written in 1905. The poems by Friedrich Rückert are marked by sorrow and resignation. In contrast to the powerful orchestration of the composer's symphonies, Mahler's orchestral setting of the songs is clear and transparent, giving the vocal soloist plenty of room for expressiveness. Accompanied by the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival Orchestra, Margaret Price's clear, dramatic voice and her total identification with both poetry and music make her the ideal interpreter of these "Rückert Lieder".