Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Wer hat dies Liedel erdacht?

  • Recorded: 24th October 2020
  • Record Place: SONO Records
  • First Release: 2021
  • (P) 2021 Animal Music
  • Genre: Vocal - songs


  • music by: Gustav Mahler
  • original lyrics by: Folk poetry
  • artistic leader: Radek Baborák
  • soprano: Kateřina Kněžíková
  • mezzo-soprano: Markéta Cukrová
  • baritone: Adam Plachetka
  • musical group: Baborák Ensemble


Baborák Ensemble, Radek Baborák, Kateřina Kněžíková, Markéta Cukrová, Adam Plachetka

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Catalogue Number: ANI099-2
Published: 19th November 2021
Genre: Vocal - songs
Format: 1 CD
It has become an acknowledged fact that after having reached worldwide success and an absolute peak in horn performance, Radek Baborák (*1976) has been dedicating himself with great vigour to ever new artistic projects which he often initiates as a soloist, conductor or artistic director of several chamber ensembles. Following two albums which he, together with his ensemble Orquestrina, dedicated to the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, he now releases an entirely different project: a complete recording of Mahler's famous Lieder collection "Youth's Magic Horn". The original orchestration has been adjusted to the possibilities of Baborák Ensemble and its variable line-up of seven to sixteen players. The diverse and lively new arrangements which have been made with respect to the brilliant qualities of the individual instrumentalists (members of the ensemble include oboe player Jana Brožková and harpist Kateřina Englichová), appear to have injected new energy and youthful spirit into Mahler's beautiful music. Baborák invited three internationally renowned Czech vocalists to collaborate on the album: Kateřina Kněžíková, Markéta Cukrová and Adam Plachetka.
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
1. Der Tamboursg'sell 06:43
2. Verlorne Müh'! 02:54
3. Der Schildwache Nachtlied 06:19
4. Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt 04:01
5. Rheinlegendchen 03:22
6. Urlicht 05:20
Gustav Mahler
7. Blumine (from the First Version of Symphony No. 1) 06:05
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
8. Das irdische Leben 03:10
9. Wer hat dies Liedel erdacht? 02:21
10. Lob des hohen Verstands 02:48
11. Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen 07:17
12. Das himmlische Leben 08:49
13. Es sungen drei Engel einen süssen Gesang 04:22
Gustav Mahler
14. Adagietto (from Symphony No. 5) 08:32