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x, 397 pages : music ; 22 cm
  • Contents: Beethoven and the new categories of symphonic music - Aspects of architectonics - Content and form - Musical themes and the poetic conception - Universality of the symphony: genres and characteristics - The symbol in music - Satanism and the Crucifix - Dall' Inferno al Paradiso - Rhythmic leitmotivs - Characteristic Chord - Symbolic Sounds.
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The subject of this book is the semantics of symphonic music from Beethoven to Mahler. Of fundamental importance is the realization that this music is imbued with non-musical, literary, philosophical and religious ideas. It is also clear that not only Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner were crucial role models for Mahler, but also the musical dramatist Wagner and the programmatic symphony composers Berlioz and Liszt. At the same time a semantic musical analysis of their works reveals for the first time the actual inherent (poetic) quintessence of numerous orchestral works of the 19th Century.
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2. Gustav Mahler [2012]

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106 p. : facsims. ; 19 cm.
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450 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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4. Mahler Handbuch [2010]

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xxx, 504 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
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xiv, 361 p. : music ; 25 cm.
  • 1. MAHLER AND THE MUSICAL VOICE-- a The Idea of Voice-- b Songs and Symphonies-- c Orchestral Voices-- 2. CALLING FORTH A VOICE-- a Calling Forth-- b Horn Calls, Birdsong and Bell-- c Calling Back-- 3. CONSTRUCTING A VOICE-- a Artifice and Invention-- b Des Knaben Wunderhorn-- c The Middle Symphonies-- 4. PLURAL VOICES-- a Carnival Humor-- b Irony and Tone-- c Borrowed Voices-- 5. GENRE AND VOICE-- a Song-- b Opera-- c Symphony-- 6. WAYS OF TELLING-- a Literary Voices-- b Idyll, Dream and Fairytale-- c Narrative Strategies-- 7. VIENNA, MODERNISM AND MODERNITY-- a Critical voices-- b Modernist voices-- c Political voices-- 8. PERFORMING AUTHENTICITY-- a Reception and Performance-- b Authenticity and Self-Critique-- c "As If".
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Passionate and intense in one moment, ironic or brash in the next, Mahler's music speaks with a diversity of voices that often undermine its own ideals of unity, narrative struggle and transcendent affirmation. The composer plays constantly with musical genres and styles, moving between them without warning in a way that often bewildered his contemporaries. Ranging freely across Mahler's symphonies and songs in a thoughtful and thorough study of his musical speech, Julian Johnson considers how this body of music foregrounds the idea of artifice, construction and musical convention while at the same time presenting itself as act of authentic expression and disclosure. Mahler's Voices explores the shaping of this music through strategies of calling forth its own mysterious voice--as if from nature or the Unconscious--while at other times revealing itself as a made object, often self-consciously assembled from familiar and well-worn materials. A unique study not of Mahler's works as such but of Mahler's musical style, Mahler's Voices brings together a close reading of the renowned composer's music with wide-ranging cultural and historical interpretation. Through a radical self-awareness that links the romantic irony of the late 18th-century to the deconstructive attitude of the late 20th-century, Mahler's music forces us to rethink historical categories themselves. Yet what sets it apart, what continues to fascinate and disturb, is the music's ultimate refusal of this position, acknowledging the conventionality of all its voices while at the same time, in the intensity of its tone, speaking "as if" what it said were true. However bound up with the Viennese modernism that Mahler prefigured, the urgency of this act remains powerfully resonant for our own age.
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viii, 515 p. [4] p. of plates : ports., music, facsims. ; 24 cm.
'A work of painstaking and imaginative scholarship presented in eminently readable language' - "Musical Quarterly". 'Mitchell has amassed and processed an imposing amount of material, most of it new...It includes a section on Mahler and Freud, discusses Bach's influence on Mahler, and reproduces contemporary criticism...Invaluable for Mahler scholars and lovers' - "Economist". Donald Mitchell's second book on the life and work of Gustav Mahler focuses principally on Mahler's first settings of Wunderhorn texts, volumes I and II of the Lieder und Gesaenge; his first song-cycle, the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; and the later orchestral settings of Wunderhorn poems.The central section of the book explores the extraordinary and often eccentric chronology of the First, Second and Third Symphonies' composition, an often minute exploration which reveals the interpenetration of song and symphony in this period of Mahler's art, emphasizes the significance for these works of imagery drawn from the Wunderhorn anthology, and calls attention to the ambiguous position occupied by much of Mahler's music at this time, suspended as it was between the rival claims - and forms - of symphony and symphonic poem. The final section of the book not only looks at the Fourth Symphony as the final, perhaps most perfect, flowering of Mahler's Wunderhorn symphonies, but also investigates such fascinating topics as the relationship between Mahler and Berlioz, and the influence of Bach on Mahler's later masterpieces.This new edition of the book offers an entirely new preface, in which Mitchell gives a unique account of the influence of politics, nationalism and fascism on the reception and rejection of Mahler's music, after the composer's death until the Mahler Renaissance of the 1950s and 1960s. It also includes extensive corrigenda and amplifying addenda, making it clear that the Wunderhorn/ influence persisted beyond the end of the period during which the Wunderhorn anthology was a constant source of inspiration. It is completed by an international bibliography which documents chronologically the reception and study of his music both in the past, and the prodigiously different circumstances of the present. Donal Mitchell was Founder Professor of Music at the University of Sussex. He is well known for his major studies of Mahler, among his many other books and studies. He was awarded the CBE in 2000.
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xxx, 595 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction, Jeremy Barham. Nature, Culture, Aesthetic: 'Vocal' music in the symphonic context: from 'Titan' eine Tondichtung in Symphonieform to Das Lied von der Erde, or, the road 'less traveled', Zoltan Roman-- Mahler and the idea of nature, Julian Johnson-- Mahler the thinker: the books of the Alma Mahler-Werfel collection, Jeremy Barham-- Mahler's untimely modernism, Morten Solvik. Reception: The Jewish and Eastern-European Questions: Jewish identity and anti-semitic critique in the Austro-German reception of Mahler, 1900-45, Karen Painter-- Gustav Mahler's musical jewishness, Vladimir Karbusicky. Analytical Approaches: Multi-stage exposition in Mahler's symphonies, Richard Kaplan-- Form in the first movement of Mahler's Fifth Symphony, Robert G. Hopkins-- The first movement of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde: genre, form and musical expression, Elisabeth Schmierer-- Theme, thematic process, and variant-form in the andante moderato of Mahler's Sixth Symphony, James Buhler-- 'Ways of telling' in Mahler's music: the Third Symphony as narrative text, Vera Micznik. Mahler in Performance: Mahler's first season as director at the k.u.k. Hofoperntheater: the composer waits in the wings, Herta Blaufopf-- Mahler on record: the spirit or the letter?, David Pickett-- Adagletto: 'from Mahler with love', Gilbert Kaplan-- 'Progress' and 'tradition': Mahler's revisions and changing performance practice conventions, Reinhold Kubik. Sketches, Editions and 'Completions': Re-evaluating the sources of Mahler's music, James L. Zychowicz-- Unfinished works of Mahler: the Scherzo in C minor, the Presto in F major, the Tenth Symphony and comparative arguments for performing versions, Susan M. Filler-- Mahler's Tenth Symphony: rediscovered manuscript pages, chronology, influences and performing versions, Frans Bouwman-- Appendix-- Bibliography-- Index.
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Gustav Mahler's music continues to enjoy global prominence, both in live or recorded performance and within broader ranges of critical perception and cultural sensibility. In recognition of such a profile, this volume brings together a unique collection of essays exploring the diverse methods and topics characteristic of recent advances in Mahler scholarship. The book's international group of contributors is actively involved not only in bringing fresh approaches to Mahler research in areas such as analysis, sketch studies and reception history, but also in examining hitherto neglected issues of cultural and biographical interpretation, performance practice and compositional aesthetic, thereby illustrating the developing vitality and scope of this field. Engaging with its subject from reconstructive, documentary, theoretical, analytical, discursive and interpretative viewpoints, this volume provides a wide spectrum of contexts in which continuing debate about Mahler's life and works can flourish. Its varied themes and strategies nevertheless collectively recognize and negotiate the shifting space both between the composer's life and his artistic creativity, and between the musical results of that creativity and the critical-analytical process. The essays in this book accordingly fill certain gaps in the scholarly understanding of the composer, and re-orientate Mahler studies towards some of the central concerns of contemporary musicological thinking.
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xv, 194 p. ; 23 cm. + 1 sound disc (65 min. ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Introduction : Listening to Mahler
  • Symphony no. 1
  • Symphony no. 2 ("Resurrection")
  • Symphony no. 3
  • Symphony no. 4
  • Symphony no. 5
  • Symphony no. 6 ("Tragic")
  • Symphony no. 7
  • Symphony no. 8
  • Das Lied von der Erde (The song of the earth)
  • Symphony no. 9.
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xiv, 159 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Background: Mahler's 'Symphonic Worlds' before 1908-- 2. Genesis-- 3. Reception-- 4. The music.
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Since its premiere Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) has been widely regarded as his finest masterpiece - 'the most Mahleresque of his works', according to his friend and disciple, the conductor Bruno Walter. As Mahler himself wrote to Walter when the draft score was finished, 'I believe it is the most personal thing I have yet created.' Das Lied was written in the wake of three catastrophic events that shook the foundations of Mahler's life in 1907, and like all his earlier works, it is deeply influenced by the composer's personal and philosophical worldview. 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.
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  • Die rätselhafte Popularität Gustav Mahlers : Zuflucht vor der Moderne oder der Anfang der Neuen Musik? / Carl Dahlhaus
  • Märchenerzählung : Anmerkungen zum Klagenden Lied / Janina Klassen
  • Zu Mahlers zweitem Kindertotenlied / Oliver Fürbeth
  • Konzentrische kreise : Mahlers materiales Komponieren als Kompendium einer neuen Musik / Berthold Tuercke
  • Wann entstand Mahlers Zehnte Symphonie? : ein Beitrag zur Biographie und Werkdeutung / Jörg Rothkamm.
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xviii, 633 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • List of Illustrations-- Notes on the Contributors-- Abbreviations-- Introduction-- 1. Gustav Mahler's Vienna-- 2. The Earliest Completed Works: A Voyage towards the First Symphony-- 3. Mahler and Des Knaben Wunderhorn-- 4. Todtenfeier and the Second Symphony-- 5. Mahler and Germany-- 6. Mahler and France-- 7. Mahler and Debussy: Transcendance and Emotion-- 8. A Stranger's Story: Programmes, Politics, and Mahler's Third Symphony-- 9. 'Swallowing the Programme': Mahler's Fourth Symphony-- 10. Mahler's 'Kammermusikton' - Donald Mitchell-- 11. Eternity or Nothingness? Mahler's Fifth Symphony-- 12. Mahler and Holland-- 13. The Ruckert Lieder-- 14. The Sixth Symphony-- 15. The Seventh Symphony-- 16. Mahler in Prague (1908)-- 17. The Eighth Symphony-- 18. Mahler in America-- 19. Das Lied von der Erde-- 20. The Ninth Symphony-- 21. The Tenth Symphony-- 22. Wagner, Lipiner, and the 'Purgatorio'-- 23. Mahler and Russia-- 24. Mahler and Japan-- 25. Mahler in London in 1892-- 26. The Mahler Renaissance in England: Its Origins and Chronology-- 27. Mahler and the Great Tradition: Then and Now-- Epilogue. Mahler's Smile: A Memoir of his Daughter Anna Mahler (1904-1988)-- Select Bibliography-- Index.
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The Mahler Companion consists of a collection of original essays on Mahler written especially for the occasion by Mahler specialists from around the world. It addresses all parts of his life and work - symphonies, songs and song-cycles (each of which is discussed individually), his conducting activities, compositional habits, and aesthetic development - and sets these within the cultural and political context of his time. In addition, it responds to the global spread of this remarkable composer's music, and an almost universal fascination with it, by attempting to give an account of the reception of Mahler's music in many of the countries in which it eventually came to flourish, eg. Holland, France, Japan, Russia, England, and the United States. This particular series of chapters reveals that the 'Mahler Phenomenon' earned its description principally in the years after the Second World War, but also that the Mahler revival was already well under way pre-war, perhaps especially in England and the States, and most surprisingly of all, Japan. The selection of contributors, who between them cover all Mahler's musical output, shows that here too this volume significantly crosses national boundaries. The very diverse approaches, analyses and commentaries, amply illustrated with music examples, are evidence of the uniquely rich and complex character of a music that spans more than one culture and more than one century. The volume includes the most significant and up-to-date Mahler research and debate, and illumines some hitherto unexplored areas of Mahler's life eg. his visit to London in 1892, his sculptor daughter, Anna, and the hall in which the Seventh Symphony was first performed in Prague in 1908. It has often been claimed that Mahler, born in 1860, was in fact a prophet of much that was to come in the 20th century. His later works undeniably anticipate, often with dazzling virtuosity, many of the principal techniques and aesthetics of the new century, only the first decade of which he lived to see. Small wonder that among his earliest admirers was a collective of some of the most important and innovative composers of our time, Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern. Their successors (Copland, Shostakovich, and Britten, to name a few) were to range across contrasting cultures and national frontiers. Drawing on the best resources and the most up-to-date information about the composer, this volume fulfils the need in Mahler literature for a genuinely comprehensive guide to the composer and will be the authoritative guide for Mahler enthusiasts for years to come.
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304 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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13. The life of Mahler [1997]

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ix, 228 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Mahler's world-- 2. Becoming a musician in Vienna-- 3. Playing the artist - the beginnings of a career-- 4. The 'devil' in the wings-- 5. Imperial and royal (Nature and the city)-- 6. Alma's Mahler-- 7. On the heights-- 8. 'What I leave behind me ...'.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521461993 20160528
'...a person should remain a 'person' and not be frozen into a legend' (Alma Mahler). As a leading European conductor, and the composer of enormous and controversial symphonies, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) inspired mythologisers in his own lifetime. Some of them were personal friends, concerned to counter biased criticism of him in which German-nationalist, hide-bound traditionalist or anti-semitic elements were often mixed. In this new biography, Peter Franklin re-confronts the myth of Mahler the misunderstood hero and attempts to find the person, or persons, behind the legends: the profoundly sensitive thinker and composer, the dictatorial conductor and husband, the iconoclast, the traditionalist. Mahler's life and work emerge as a battle-ground for some of the major conflicting currents and impulses of his period, in which Empires and ideals struggled with the spectre of their own destruction.
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14. Mahler studies [1997]

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xvi, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of plates-- Preface-- Acknowledgements-- Bibliographic abbreviations-- 1. The young Mahler, 1875-1880: essay in situational analysis after Karl R. Popper Herta Blaukopf-- 2. Das klagende Lied reconsidered Edward R. Reilly-- 3. 'Liebste Justi!': the family letters of Gustav Mahler Stephen McClatchie-- 4. Before Alma: Gustav Mahler and 'Das Ewig-Weibliche' Stuart Feder-- 5. Mahler and Smetana: significant influences or accidental parallels? Donald Mitchell-- 6. Music about music in Mahler: reminiscences, allusions, or quotations? Henry-Louis de La Grange-- 7. 'Ihm in die Lieder zu blicken': Mahler's Seventh Symphony sketchbook Stephen E. Hefling-- 8. Prolonged counterpoint in Mahler Kofi Agawu-- 9. Dissonance and middleground prolongations in Mahler's later music John Williamson-- 10. '... his fractures are the script of truth.' - Adorno's Mahler Peter Franklin-- Index.
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Mahler Studies comprises ten innovative essays on topics spanning the range of Mahler research. Blaukopf's inquiry into critical influences on Mahler's student years provides background for Reilly's reassessment of sources for 'Opus 1', Das klagende Lied. McClatchie introduces Mahler's previously inaccessible correspondence with family members, while Feder presents insightful psychoanalytic perspectives on Mahler's relationships to his sister Justine and other women in his life before Alma. Mitchell and La Grange explore the complex issue of quotation and allusion in Mahler's oeuvre. The long-restricted Seventh Symphony sketchbook provides detailed glimpses of that Mahlerian 'world' emerging in its earliest stages, as documented by Hefling. Issues of tonal structure and coherence are addressed by Agawu and Williamson, while Franklin on Adorno's Mahler provides a clear explication of that author's dialectic engagement with the composer.
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15. Gustav Mahler [1994 - ]

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v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Fidelio-- First performance of the Fifth Symphony-- Second Journey to Holland-- Mahler as Diplomat-- The Third Symphony in Leipzig and Vienna (August-December 1904)-- Mahler in Vienna (XVIII) Das Rheingold-- Mahler and Viennese Society-- Premiere of the Kindertotenleider-- Meeting with Webern End of the Vereinigung-- The Fifth in Dresden, Berlin, Prague, and Hamburg (January-March 1905)-- Mahler in Vienna (XIX) Pfitzner in Vienna Die Rose vom Liebesgarten The Strasbourg Festival (March-May 1905)-- Mahler in Vienna (XX) The Graz Festival-- Correspondence with Cosima Wagner Completion of the Seventh Symphony-- The Battle for Salome The Second Symphony in Berlin: Oskar Fried The Fifth Symphony in Trieste, Vienna, and Breslau Preparation of the Mozart Year (June-December 1905)-- Mahler in Vienna (XXI) The Mozart Year Cosi fan tutte and Don Giovanni-- Die Entfuhrung and Figaro The Magic Flute Antwerp and Amsterdam Concerts-- Mahler and the Theatre (December 1905-April 1906)-- Mahler in Vienna (XXII) Salome in Graz Premiere of the Sixth-- Composition of the Eighth Salzburg Festival Mahler in his Maturity (May-August 1906)-- Mahler in Vienna (XXIII) Caruso in Vienna Le Juif polonais The Barber of Seville The Taming of the Shrew The Sixth in Berlin, Munich, and Vienna The Third in Breslau and Graz (September 1906-January 1907)-- Mahler in Vienna (XXIV) The Third in Berlin Encounters with Strauss-- The Fourth in Frankfurt The First in Linz The press campaign against Mahler-- Die Walkure and Iphigenie en Aulide Messchauert's recitals Schoenberg premieres (January-March 1907)-- Mahler in Vienna (XXV) Grete Wiesenthal and La Muette de Portici-- Roller and the ballet Journey to Rome Final opera productions-- Mahler's resignation Putzi's death Diagnosis of heart disease (March-August 1907)-- Mahler in Vienna (XXVI) Weingartner is appointed-- The Vienna Opera after Mahler Opening of the new season-- Journeys to Russia and Finland Farewell to Vienna (August-December 1907)-- Appendices-- Catalogue of Mahler's Works-- Detailed history and analysis of works composed between 1904 and 1907 (Sixth Symphony-- Seventh Symphony-- Eighth Symphony)-- A. THE VIENNA OPERA IN MAHLERS TIME. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AUDITORIUM IN 1907-- B. REPERTOIRE OF THE VIENNA OPERA UNDER MAHLER-- C. MAHLERS SINGERS AT THE HOFOPER-- D. ALFRED ROLLER: THEATRE REFORM?-- E. THE THEATRICAL WORKS OF ALFRED ROLLER-- Two letters of Siegried Lipiner addressed to Mahler-- Analysis of Alma Mahler's handwriting-- Mahler as a performer of his works-- Bibliography-- Index.
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  • List of illustrations-- Abbreviations-- Chapter 1: Mahler in New York (I) - Discovering the New World - New York in 1908 - The Metropolitan Opera and Heinrich Conried - Tristan and Don Giovanni (January-February 1908)-- Chapter 2: Mahler in New York (II) - The End of the Season at the Metropolitan - Die Walkure, Siegfried and Fidelio - Philadelphia and Boston - Return to Europe - Concerts in Wiesbaden and Prague - Toblach and Das Lied von der Erde (March-August 1908)-- Chapter 3: Mahler in New York (III) - Premiere of the Seventh Symphony - Concerts in Munich and Hamburg - Return to New York - Concerts with the Symphony - Opening of the Metropolitan Season (September-December 1908)-- Chapter 4: Mahler in New York (IV) - Figaro and Bartered Bride - Farewell to the Metropolitan - The New York Philharmonic - Two Weeks in Paris: Rodin - Contract withUniversal Edition - Schoenberg and Varese (January-June 1909)-- Chapter 5: Mahler in New York (V) - Summer in Toblach - The Ninth Symphony - The last Journey to Holland - The New York Philharmonic (June-December 1909)-- Chapter 6: Mahler in New York (VI) - Social Life there - Second Half of the first Philharmonic Season - Busoni as Soloist - The Weiss Scandal - At the Met: Pique Dame - Tour of New England - Mahler interviewed (January-March 1910)-- Chapter 7: Mahler in New York (VII) - Back in Europe - The Second Symphony in Paris - Disaster in Rome - Rehearsals for the Eighth Symphony in Vienna, Leipzig, Munich (April-July 1910)-- Chapter 8: Mahler in New York (VIII) - Alma's Betrayal - The tragic Summer of 1910 - The Tenth Symphony - Consultation with Freud (July-August 1910)-- Chapter 9: Mahler in New York (IX) - Munich: Triumph of the Eighth Symphony - Vienna, Autumn of 1910 - Paintings by Schoenberg - The Second Philharmonic Season - Tour to the Great Lakes - The Holidays in New York (September-December 1910)-- Chapter 10: Mahler in New York (X) - Plans for the next Season - Mahler conducts a revised Fourth - Crisis with the Guarantors' Committee - Mahler and the New York Philharmonic: a final Assessment (January-February 1911)-- Epilogue: Mahler's Illness and Death - New York-Paris-Vienna (21 February-18 May 1911)-- Select Bibliography-- Appendices-- 1A: Catalogue of Works-- 1Ba: Das Lied von der Erde-- 1Bb: The Ninth Symphony in D major (1909)-- 1Bc: The Unfinished Tenth Symphony in F Sharp Major (1910)-- 1Ca: Works revised by Mahler: Symphonic Works-- 1Cb: Works revised by Mahler: Operas-- 1D: Apocryphal Work: A Symphonic Prelude by Mahler?-- 1Ea: Unfinished Works and Sketches: Three unknown Sketches-- 1Eb: The Sketchbook in the Mildenburg Collection-- 1F: Why did Mahler not write an Opera-- 1G: Transcriptions and Arrangements of Mahler's Works-- 1H: How to approach Mahler's Art by Georg Gohler-- 1I: The Sixth Symphony (The Order of Movements)-- 2Aa: Soloists who played or sang in Mahler's concerts-- cities where he conducted Concerts and his Concert Repertory-- 2Ab: Programmes prepared by Mahler for the New York Philharmonic and conducted during his last illness by Theodore Spiering-- 2Ac: The Orchestra and its Instruments in Mahler's Time-- 2B: Mahler as a Performer of his own Works (The piano rolls and their transfer to disc)-- 3A: After Mahler's Death Letters of Condolence-- 3Ab: Obituary Articles-- 3Ac: Freud on Mahler (in Marie Bonaparte's Diary). Original German Version-- 3Ad: Performance History of Mahler's Works-- 3Ae: The Survival of Alma's Collection after the Bombing of her House on the Hohe Warte-- 3Af: Mahler Mythomania-- 3Ag: Mahler's posthumous Triumph in America: Stokowski's 1916 Performance of the Eighth Symphony-- 3Ba: Poems copied by Mahler-- 3Bb: A dedication in Verse to Countess Wydenbruck's Daughter-- 3C: Following Mahler's Track-- 3D: Mahler's Beliefs (Fechner and Hartmann)-- 3E: Rodin's three Busts of Mahler-- 3F: Relative Value of Currencies in Mahler's Time-- 3G: Alma Mahler: A Chronology of her Life after Mahler's Death 1911 -1964-- 3H: Alma Mahler's Leider-- 3I: Recipe for Mahler's favourite Dessert: Marillenknodel (Apricot Dumplings).
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Gustav Mahler was one of the supremely gifted musicians of his generation. His contemporaries came to know him as a composer of startling originality whose greatest successes with the public never failed to provoke controversy among the critics. As a conductor, his relentless pursuit of perfection was sometimes viewed as tyrannical by the singers and musicians who came under his baton. Professor Henry-Louis de La Grange has devoted over thirty years of painstaking research to this study of Mahlers life and works. His biography, ultimately to be completed in four volumes, is drawn from a vast archive of documents, autographs, and pictures, assembled by La Grange at the Bibliotheque Musicale Gustav Mahler, Paris. This third volume covers the years 1904-1907 and shows Mahler in his final years at the Hofoper coping with the rival demands on his energy and creative powers of the Opera on the one hand and his continuing struggle for recognition as a composer in his own right on the other. The first signs of marital difficulties with Alma emerge. Mahlers trials culminate in 1907 with the death of Putzi, his eldest daughter, a terminal crisis at the Opera which makes him decide to leave Vienna, and the alarming diagnosis by the doctors of a cardiac deficiency. True to life portraits are drawn of Mahler the human being, the family man, and the composer, as well as the administrator, producer, and conductor at the Vienna Opera. Innumerable testimonies and anecdotes throw new light on the many aspects of Mahler's complex personality.
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Gustav Mahler was one of the supremely gifted musicians of his generation. His contemporaries came to know him as a composer of startling originality whose greatest successes with the public never failed to provoke controversy among the critics. As a conductor, his relentless pursuit of perfection was sometimes viewed as tyrannical by the singers and musicians who came under his baton. Professor Henry-Louis de La Grange has devoted over thirty years of painstaking research to this study of Mahler's life and works. His biography, ultimately to be completed in four volumes, is drawn from a vast archive of documents, autographs, and pictures, assembled by La Grange at the Bibliotheque Musicale Gustav Mahler, Paris. In his fourth volume on the life and works of Gustav Mahler, Professor Henry-Louis de La Grange covers the years 1907-1911 when, following the setbacks and tragic events in both his private and professional life in Vienna, Mahler sees a new life in New York as the opportunity to realise his dreams. Against the background of the rivalries within the theatres of the great New York families Mahler achieves his goal of establishing a truly professional orchestra worthy of that name, the new New York Philharmonic. Throughout this period Mahler continued with European tours including France where he finally met Faure, Dukas, Debussy, and Rodin. In September 1910 his eighth symphony was enthusiasticlly received in Munich. Alma however, remained dissatisfied with this new life and its successes. Her affair with Walter Gropius revealed to Mahler the extent of the decline of their life together. Returning to Vienna in 1911 and approaching his 51st birthday, Mahler died, leaving unfinished his 10th symphony. For more than 50 years following his death, Mahler's work was consigned to the wilderness until, revived by interest and performance, it took its rightful place in the repertoire.
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Gustav Mahler was one of the supremely gifted musicians of his generation. His contemporaries came to know him as a composer of startling originality whose greatest successes with the public never failed to provoke controversy among the critics. As a conductor, his relentless pursuit of perfection was sometimes viewed as tyrannical by the singers and musicians who came under his baton. Professor Henry-Louis de La Grange has devoted over thirty years of painstaking resarch to this study of Mahler's life and works. His biography, ultimately to be completed in four volumes, is drawn from a vast archive of documents, autographs, and pictures, assembled by La Grange at the Bibliotheque Musicale Gustav Mahler, Paris. This second volume covers the years 1897-1904, when the focus shifts to Vienna. It opens with Mahler's triumphant debut as director of the Vienna Court Opera, and follows with the revolution he wrought there in standards of performance and, with the Secession painter Alfred Roller, in scenic representation. An account is also given of Mahler's story and brief engagement as conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Concerts, following Richter's resignation in 1989. La Grange depicts the brilliant society of pre-war Vienna, then the centre of the intellectual and artistic world; the extraordinary range of artists among whom Mahler lived and worked included the composers Dvorak, Gustave Charpentier, Richard Strauss, Zemlinsky, and Schoenberg and his two disciples, Berg and Webern; the painters architects and decorators of the Secession with Klmit at their head; the writers Hauptmann, Dehmel, Hofmannsthal, and Schnitzler. There he also met Alma Schindler, 'the most beautiful woman in Vienna', and La Grange tells the story of their engagement and marriage in 1902 and the early years of their tempestuous relationship. As his fame spread throughout Europe, Mahler travelled with his music to Germany, Russia, Holland, Poland, and Belguim, meeting many other leading musicians of his day, including Pfitzner, Mengelberg, Diepenbrock, Oskar Fried, and many others. During this period Mahler wrote some of his best-loved works, including the fourth and Fifth Symphonies, and the three orchestral song-cyles and collections - the Wunderhorn -, Ruckert-, and Kindertotenlieder. For each of these works La Grange provides full notes and analytical descriptions. Scrupulously researched, richly documented, this is a study worthy of the extraordinary artistic achievement of Gustav Mahler's Vienna years.
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  • List of plates-- Preface-- Part I. The Symphony in its World: 1. Background: progress, tradition and ideas-- 2. Reception: the early performances-- Part II. The World in the Symphony: 3. Genesis and design-- 4. The music-- Appendices-- Notes-- Select bibliography-- Index.
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Mahler's Third Symphony was conceived as a musical picture of the natural world. This handbook describes the composition of Mahler's grandiose piece of philosophical programme music in the context of the ideas that inspired it and the artistic debates and social conflicts that it reflects. In this original and wide ranging account, Peter Franklin takes the Third Symphony as a representative modern European symphony of its period and evaluates it as the culmination of Mahler's early symphonic style and a as work whose contradictory effects mirror the complexity of contemporary social and musical manners. The music is described in detail, movement by movement, with chapters on the genesis, early performance and subsequent reception of the work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521370714 20160528
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MUSIC-310
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659 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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MUSIC-310
Book
xxii, 338 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. ; 26 cm.
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MUSIC-310

20. Gustav Mahler [1977]

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3 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Die geistige Welt Gustav Mahlers in systematischer Darstellung
  • 2. Mahler und die Symphonik des 19. Jahrhunderts in neuer Deutung
  • 3. Die Symphonien.
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MUSIC-310