"The poems [Stefan Hakenberg uses in In diesem Zusammenhang] deal with yearnings for a beloved far away or the distant homeland. Hakenberg produced a collage made up of set musical elements from Mahler's Lied von der Erde and Chinese qin music and juxtaposes the Chinese texts with their renderings into German by Hans Bethge (whose texts are also used in Gustav Mahler's Lied von der Erde

(Dr. Barbara Mittler, program book text, 1998)