Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

by Julian Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195372395

ISBN-13: 9780195372397

Pub. Date: 04/17/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Johnson considers how Mahler's body of music foregrounds the idea of artifice, construction and musical convention while also presenting itself as act of authentic expression and disclosure. This study of brings together a close reading of the renowned composer's music with wide-ranging cultural and historical interpretation.  See more details below

Overview

Johnson considers how Mahler's body of music foregrounds the idea of artifice, construction and musical convention while also presenting itself as act of authentic expression and disclosure. This study of brings together a close reading of the renowned composer's music with wide-ranging cultural and historical interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195372397
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/17/2009
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

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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