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The Life of Mahler / Edition 1
     

The Life of Mahler / Edition 1

by Peter Franklin
 

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ISBN-10: 0521467616

ISBN-13: 9780521467612

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As a leading European conductor and the composer of enormous and controversial symphonies, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) inspired mythologizers in his own lifetime. Some of them were personal friends, concerned with countering biased criticism of him in which German-nationalist, hide-bound traditionalist or anti-Semitic elements were often mixed. In this new biography,

Overview

As a leading European conductor and the composer of enormous and controversial symphonies, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) inspired mythologizers in his own lifetime. Some of them were personal friends, concerned with countering biased criticism of him in which German-nationalist, hide-bound traditionalist or anti-Semitic elements were often mixed. In this new biography, Peter Franklin reconfronts the myth of Mahler-the-misunderstood-hero and attempts to find the person, or persons, behind the legends. His illuminating biography shows Mahler to be a profoundly sensitive thinker and composer, a dictatorial conductor and husband, an iconoclast and paradoxically, a traditionalist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521467612
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Musical Lives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,224,825
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

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 ...'.

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