(Amadeus). Mahler's 10 symphonies and Das Lied von der Erde are intensely personal statements that have touched wide audiences. This survey examines each of the works, revealing their programmatic and personal aspects, as well as Mahler's musical techniques.
The original edition was published in German in 1985 by Breitkopf & Hartel, Wiesbaden. The English translation makes available to a wider audience this comprehensive review of Mahler's symphonies from various aspects: source studies, genesis, biography, world view, compositional technique, semantics, historic reception, and esthetics. Published by Timber Press's music-oriented imprint, Amadeus Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)