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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
 

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Mahler's Voices brings together a close reading of the renowned composer's music with wide-ranging cultural and historical interpretation, unique in being a study not of Mahler's works as such but of Mahler's musical style.

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Mahler's Voices brings together a close reading of the renowned composer's music with wide-ranging cultural and historical interpretation, unique in being a study not of Mahler's works as such but of Mahler's musical style.

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"Blazes innovative trails for scholars in several areas...Johnson finds the perfect balance between specificity and generality, making this book useful to anyone interested in learning more bout Mahler, musical narrative, or both." —Notes

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ISBN-13:
9780199707089
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/17/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Julian Johnson is Professor of Music, Department of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. From 2001-2007 he was a Reader in Music and a Fellow of St. Anne's College at the University of Oxford, and recipient of the Dent Medal (2005) awarded by the Royal Musical Association for "outstanding contributions to musicology." Author of Webern and the Transformation of Nature (Cambridge, 1999) and Who Needs Classical Music? (OUP, 2002).

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