Mahler: Symphony No. 3

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

by Peter Franklin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521379474

ISBN-13: 9780521379472

Pub. Date: 11/29/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 program 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

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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 program 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 the work as both the culmination of Mahler's early symphonic style and a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521379472
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/29/1991
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

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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