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Symphony No. 9
     

Symphony No. 9

by Gustav Mahler
 

In his monumental Ninth Symphony, one of Mahler's greatest and most popular works, the composer experimented with the four-movement symphonic form, producing a masterpiece of musical innovation, satiric writing, and poetic drama, expressed in purely instrumental terms. Alban Berg described the first movement as "the most glorious [the composer] ever wrote."
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Overview

In his monumental Ninth Symphony, one of Mahler's greatest and most popular works, the composer experimented with the four-movement symphonic form, producing a masterpiece of musical innovation, satiric writing, and poetic drama, expressed in purely instrumental terms. Alban Berg described the first movement as "the most glorious [the composer] ever wrote."
By shaping each movement into an intensely personal narrative, Mahler brought fresh and formidable thinking to the entire structure of this innovative masterpiece. Today, the symphony is a landmark of twentieth-century musical composition. The full orchestral score is reprinted here from the authoritative Universal-Edition, complete with bar-numbered movements for easy reference.
Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486414003
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
09/27/2000
Series:
Dover Miniature Music Scores Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author

Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) wrote chiefly symphonies and Lieder. Late Romantic in style, his tempestuous works reflect the anxious mood of Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Because of his Jewish roots, the composer's music was suppressed by the Nazis but has enjoyed a steady revival over the past five decades.

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