Why Mahler  Book
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Why Mahler


  • Author : Norman Lebrecht
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400096572

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Why Mahler Excerpt :

Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does? Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler’s every footstep from birthplace to grave, scrutinizing his manuscripts, talking to those who knew him, Lebrecht constructs a compelling new portrait of Mahler as a man who lived determinedly outside his own times. Mahler was—along with Picasso, Einstein, Freud, Kafka, and Joyce—a maker of our modern world.Why Mahler?is a book that shows how music can change our lives.

Gustav Mahler Book

Gustav Mahler


  • Author : Jens Malte Fischer
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 766
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300134445

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Gustav Mahler Excerpt :

Translation of: Gustav Mahler: Der fremde Vertraute.

Mahler Book

Mahler


  • Author : Theodor W. Adorno
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226076300

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Mahler Excerpt :

Theodor W. Adorno goes beyond conventional thematic analysis to gain a more complete understanding of Mahler's music through his character, his social and philosophical background, and his moment in musical history. Adorno examines the composer's works as a continuous and unified development that began with his childhood response to the marches and folk tunes of his native Bohemia. Since its appearance in 1960 in German, Mahler has established itself as a classic of musical interpretation. Now available in English, the work is presented here in a translation that captures the stylistic brilliance of the original. Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69), one of the foremost members of the Frankfurt school of critical theory, studied with Alban Berg in Vienna during the late twenties, and was later the director of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Frankfurt from 1956 until his death. His works include Aesthectic Theory, Introduction to the Sociology of Music, The Jargon of Authenticity, Prism, and Philosophy of Modern Music.

The Eighth Book

The Eighth


  • Author : Stephen Johnson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-22
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226740966

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The Eighth Excerpt :

September 12, 1910: The world premiere of Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony and the artistic breakthrough for which the composer had yearned all his life. Munich’s new Musik Festhalle was filled to capacity on two successive evenings for the performances, which were received with rapturous applause. Representatives of many European royal houses were in attendance, along with an array of stars from the musical and literary world, including Thomas Mann and the young Arnold Schoenberg. Also present were Alma Mahler, the composer’s wife, and Alma’s longtime lover, the architect Walter Gropius. Knowledge of their relationship would precipitate an emotional crisis in Mahler that, compounded with his heart condition and the loss of his young daughter Maria, would lead to his premature death the next year. In The Eighth, Stephen Johnson provides a masterful account of the symphony’s far-reaching consequences and its effect on composers, conductors, and writers of the time. The Eighth looks behind the scenes at the demanding one-week rehearsal period leading up to the premiere—something unheard of at the time—and provides fascinating insight into Mahler’s compositional habits, his busy life as a conductor, his philosophical and literary interests, and his personal and professional relationships. Johnson expertly contextualizes Mahler’s work among the prevailing attitudes and political climate of his age, considering the art, science, technology, and mass entertainment that informed the world in 1910. The Eighth is an absorbing history of a musical masterpiece and the troubled man who created it.

Gustav Mahler Book

Gustav Mahler


  • Author : Bruno Walter
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-01-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486492179

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Gustav Mahler Excerpt :

Recollections of Mahler written in 1936 by the composer's assistant conductor in Hamburg and at the Vienna Opera, plus Ernst Krenek's biographical sketch of Mahler and a new Introduction.

Mahler Remembered Book

Mahler Remembered


  • Author : Norman Lebrecht
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2010-08-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571272839

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Mahler Remembered Excerpt :

Gustav Mahler is the most influential symphonist of the twentieth century. In this pioneering study, Norman Lebrecht reveals the man and musician through the words of his contemporaries. Using many previously unpublished documents, he constructs a profile of Mahler even more complex and compelling than that familiar from his letters and the often unreliable memoirs of his widow, Alma. Compassionate or callous, idealistic or pragmatic, Mahler aroused violently contrasting impressions and emotions in those who lived and worked with him. Accounts of the composer include the artist Alfred Roller's description of Mahler's naked body, a Nazi-era reappraisal by one of his closest relatives, Natalie Bauer-Lechner's unpublished jottings of Mahler's childhood, and Stefan Zweig's report of his final voyage. Together, they form a remarkable and deeply illuminating image of a formidable personality. 'The effect is cumulative, sometimes contradictory and vivid - like a written version of a radio or film portrait.' Classical Music 'Norman Lebrecht's Mahler Remembered is quite breathtakingly interesting.' Birmingham Post

Mahler and His World Book
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Mahler and His World


  • Author : Karen Painter
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-08-18
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 0691092443

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Mahler and His World Excerpt :

From the composer's lifetime to the present day, Gustav Mahler's music has provoked extreme responses from the public and from experts. Poised between the Romantic tradition he radically renewed and the austere modernism whose exponents he inspired, Mahler was a consummate public persona and yet an impassioned artist who withdrew to his lakeside hut where he composed his vast symphonies and intimate song cycles. His advocates have produced countless studies of the composer's life and work. But they have focused on analysis internal to the compositions, along with their programmatic contexts. In this volume, musicologists and historians turn outward to examine the broader political, social, and literary changes reflected in Mahler's music. Peter Franklin takes up questions of gender, Talia Pecker Berio examines the composer's Jewish identity, and Thomas Peattie, Charles S. Maier, and Karen Painter consider, respectively, contemporary theories of memory, the theatricality of Mahler's art and fin-de-siècle politics, and the impinging confrontation with mass society. The private world of Gustav Mahler, in his songs and late works, is explored by leading Austrian musicologist Peter Revers and a German counterpart, Camilla Bork, and by the American Mahler expert Stephen Hefling. Mahler's symphonies challenged Europeans and Americans to experience music in new ways. Before his decision to move to the United States, the composer knew of the enthusiastic response from America's urban musical audiences. Mahler and His World reproduces reviews of these early performances for the first time, edited by Zoë Lang. The Mahler controversy that polarized Austrians and Germans also unfolds through a series of documents heretofore unavailable in English, edited by Painter and Bettina Varwig, and the terms of the debate are examined by Leon Botstein in the context of the late-twentieth-century Mahler revival.

Gustav and Alma Mahler Book

Gustav and Alma Mahler


  • Author : Susan Melanie Filler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415943888

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Gustav and Alma Mahler Excerpt :

This revised edition of Garland's 1989 publication updates the core bibliography on Gustave Mahler (as well as his spouse and fellow composer Alma Mahler) by incorporating new research gathered over the past dozen years on his life and professional works. Gustave Mahler, renowned conductor and composer of symphonies and song cycles, is one of the foremost musical figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His symphonies continue to be widely performed and studied through the twenty-first century. Organized in sections according to subject matter, references are arranged alphabetically by the names of authors or editors. Filler’s research has produced sources for musicologists and students in nineteen languages, offering a resource that expands traditional English-language music scholarship.

Gustav Mahler s Symphonic Landscapes Book

Gustav Mahler s Symphonic Landscapes


  • Author : Thomas Peattie
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107027084

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Gustav Mahler s Symphonic Landscapes Excerpt :

In this study Thomas Peattie offers a new account of Mahler's symphonies by considering the composer's reinvention of the genre in light of his career as a conductor and more broadly in terms of his sustained engagement with the musical, theatrical, and aesthetic traditions of the Austrian fin de siècle. Drawing on the ideas of landscape, mobility, and theatricality, Peattie creates a richly interdisciplinary framework that reveals the uniqueness of Mahler's symphonic idiom and its radical attitude toward the presentation and ordering of musical events. The book goes on to identify a fundamental tension between the music's episodic nature and its often-noted narrative impulse and suggests that Mahler's symphonic dramaturgy can be understood as a form of abstract theatre.

Symphony No  9 In Full Score Book

Symphony No 9 In Full Score


  • Author : Gustav Mahler
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-07-02
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486314631

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Symphony No 9 In Full Score Excerpt :

Landmark of 20th-century symphonic writing, notable for innovation, poetic drama, inspired music. Full orchestral score is reprinted here from authoritative Universal-Edition, Vienna, 1912. New glossary of German terms.

Song of the Earth Book

Song of the Earth


  • Author : Stephen E. Hefling
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-05-11
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 0521475589

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Song of the Earth Excerpt :

The opening chapter, "Background: Mahler's symphonic worlds before 1908," sets the stage for a study of the work's genesis, a summary of the most important critiques of the premiere, and a careful reading of this six-movement symphony for voices and orchestra. An appendix provides an interlinear translation that makes Mahler's superb treatment of texts accessible to readers with little or no knowledge of German."--Jacket.

Mahler and Strauss Book

Mahler and Strauss


  • Author : Charles Youmans
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253021663

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Mahler and Strauss Excerpt :

A rare case among history's great music contemporaries, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) and Richard Strauss (1864-1949) enjoyed a close friendship until Mahler's death in 1911. Unlike similar musical pairs (Bach and Handel, Haydn and Mozart, Schoenberg and Stravinsky), these two composers may have disagreed on the matters of musical taste and social comportment, but deeply respected one another's artistic talents, freely exchanging advice from the earliest days of professional apprenticeship through the security and aggravations of artistic fame. Using a wealth of documentary material, this book reconstructs the 24-year relationship between Mahler and Strauss through collage—"a meaning that arises from fragments," to borrow Adorno's characterization of Mahler's Sixth Symphony. Fourteen different topics, all of central importance to the life and work of the two composers, provide distinct vantage points from which to view both the professional and personal relationships. Some address musical concerns: Wagnerism, program music, intertextuality, and the craft of conducting. Others treat the connection of music to related disciplines (philosophy, literature), or to matters relevant to artists in general (autobiography, irony). And the most intimate dimensions of life—childhood, marriage, personal character—are the most extensively and colorfully documented, offering an abundance of comparative material. This integrated look at Mahler and Strauss discloses provocative revelations about the two greatest western composers at the turn of the 20th century.

Mahler s Voices Book

Mahler s Voices


  • Author : Julian Johnson
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2009-04-17
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195372397

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Mahler s Voices Excerpt :

Johnson considers how Mahler's body of music foregrounds the idea of artifice, construction and musical convention while also presenting itself as act of authentic expression and disclosure. This study of brings together a close reading of the renowned composer's music with wide-ranging cultural and historical interpretation.

Mahler and His World Book

Mahler and His World


  • Author : Karen Painter
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691218359

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Mahler and His World Excerpt :

From the composer's lifetime to the present day, Gustav Mahler's music has provoked extreme responses from the public and from experts. Poised between the Romantic tradition he radically renewed and the austere modernism whose exponents he inspired, Mahler was a consummate public persona and yet an impassioned artist who withdrew to his lakeside hut where he composed his vast symphonies and intimate song cycles. His advocates have produced countless studies of the composer's life and work. But they have focused on analysis internal to the compositions, along with their programmatic contexts. In this volume, musicologists and historians turn outward to examine the broader political, social, and literary changes reflected in Mahler's music. Peter Franklin takes up questions of gender, Talia Pecker Berio examines the composer's Jewish identity, and Thomas Peattie, Charles S. Maier, and Karen Painter consider, respectively, contemporary theories of memory, the theatricality of Mahler's art and fin-de-siècle politics, and the impinging confrontation with mass society. The private world of Gustav Mahler, in his songs and late works, is explored by leading Austrian musicologist Peter Revers and a German counterpart, Camilla Bork, and by the American Mahler expert Stephen Hefling. Mahler's symphonies challenged Europeans and Americans to experience music in new ways. Before his decision to move to the United States, the composer knew of the enthusiastic response from America's urban musical audiences. Mahler and His World reproduces reviews of these early performances for the first time, edited by Zoë Lang. The Mahler controversy that polarized Austrians and Germans also unfolds through a series of documents heretofore unavailable in English, edited by Painter and Bettina Varwig, and the terms of the debate are examined by Leon Botstein in the context of the late-twentieth-century Mahler revival.

Passionate Spirit Book

Passionate Spirit


  • Author : Cate Haste
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408878347

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Passionate Spirit Excerpt :

The life of an extraordinary artist and intellect: the composer, author and socialite Alma Mahler, whose life spanned one of the most captivating and dramatic periods in history Alma Mahler was once at the epicentre of Vienna's artistic and intellectual life. A talented composer in her own right, she was open, generous, remarkably creative, curious, challenging and zealous in her pursuit of love. Artists, architects, musicians and writers jostled to join her coterie. Gustav Klimt was her first kiss; Gustav Mahler her first husband. But her life was haunted by tragedy, and the support and inspiration that Alma gave to the men she loved came at the heavy price of her own artistic fulfilment. Drawing extensively on previously unpublished diaries and letters, Cate Haste illuminates the passionate spirit of one of history's most complex and charismatic muses, a modern woman with an elemental vitality that could scarcely be contained by her century – who will live forever in the art she created and inspired.