I am hoping someone has some experience with Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder for singer and orchestra (the version arranged by Felix Mottl). I am wondering about a couple things...
1. In "Der Engel", there is a solo voice in the first violins. The solo is played without a mute, the tutti parts with mute. Does the concertmaster just play the solo and sit the rest of the parts out, or does s/he play as much of the other part as possible, taking the mute off and putting it back on at various moments?
2. In the music for Träume, there is a solo violin (or flute) part that is an exact copy of the solo voice part. I know it was arranged for solo violin and orchestra at a later date...but one does not play that solo in a normal performance of Mottl's version of the Lieder, no? (...but why is the solo violin part included in the parts? there are actually 3 parts for first violins for this movement...First violin, pt. 1, first violin, pt. 2, first violin, solo...)
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