Mahler Retuschen

The Retuschen scores of Gustav Mahler are works by other composers that have been adapted and emebellished to make them more suitable for the modern concert hall, and they are available to hire exclusively from the Josef Weinberger Concert Library.

The Mahler Retuschen works include Beethoven’s third, fifth, seventh and ninth symphonies, as well as his second and third Leonore overtures, Smetana’s Bartered Bride and Schumann’s Manfred overtures. The most recent addition to the Retuschen catalogue is Schubert’s ninth symphony (D. 944), which is also now available to hire.

“A fascinating alternative view” - New York Times

“Simply mind-blowing… The subtleties of Mahler’s orchestration added to the compositional genius of Beethoven” - Liverpool Daily Post

“This was an ‘Eroica’ that sounded new-minted… and very welcome as such” - Classical

“It is the Eroica on steroids, with the climax of the first movement punched home with extra force, the funeral march pushed to anguished extremes, and the trio of the scherzo opulently rich with twice the usual number of horns. It’s still Beethoven rather than Mahler, but the links between the two composers have never seemed stronger” - The Guardian

“Mahler didn’t just want more sound, but wanted more of Beethoven’s themes to emerge clearly and with impact. There’s an honesty and sincerity here” - Clef Notes, Baltimore

“Respectful, fascinating and just plain cool” - The Baltimore Sun


  Leonore Overture Nr. 2, Op. 72b
  for orchestra or ( /

  Leonore Overture Nr. 3, Op. 72c
  for orchestra (or /

  String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95
  arrangement for string orchestra

  Symphony Nr. 3 in E flat “Eroica”, Op. 55
  for orchestra

  Symphony Nr. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
  for orchestra

  Symphony Nr. 7 in A major, Op. 92
  for orchestra

  Symphony Nr. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
  for SATB soli, SATB choir and orchestra
  4+2Picc. (or 4(3+4 dbl Picc)). 4.4.4+Cbsn./ Perc / Str


  Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Maiden)
  String Quartet in D minor D.180
  arranged for string orchestra

  Symphony Nr. 9 (D. 944)
  for orchestra


  Manfred Overture, Op. 115
  for orchestra (also /

SMETANA, Bedrich

  The Bartered Bride (Overture)
  for orchestra
  3 (3dblPicc).2.2.2./