Mahler Studiesby Stephen E. Hefling
Pub. Date: 01/28/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Mahler Studies comprises ten innovative essays by leading experts on topics spanning the range of current Mahler research, including biographical, psycho- analytical, source-critical, and theoretical approaches to the composer who, with astonishing foresight, repeatedly claimed that 'my time will come.' Highlights include previously inaccessible documents, sketches, and family letters, an insightful overview of Mahler and the 'eternal feminine,' state-of-the-art essays on Mahler and musical analysis, and a clear account of the influential Mahler criticism of Theodor W. Adorno.
Table of Contents
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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