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Gustav Mahler-Richard Strauss: Correspondence, 1888-1911 / Edition 2
     

Gustav Mahler-Richard Strauss: Correspondence, 1888-1911 / Edition 2

by Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Herta Blaukopf
 

ISBN-10: 0226057682

ISBN-13: 9780226057682

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss came to know one another as young conductors in Leipzig in 1887. From then until Mahler's death in 1911—the year of the first performance of Der Rosenkavalier—they kept in touch. Mahler himself described their relationship as that of two miners tunneling from opposite directions with the hope of eventually

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Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss came to know one another as young conductors in Leipzig in 1887. From then until Mahler's death in 1911—the year of the first performance of Der Rosenkavalier—they kept in touch. Mahler himself described their relationship as that of two miners tunneling from opposite directions with the hope of eventually meeting.

This first publication of their correspondence, which includes twenty-five previously unknown Strauss letters, offers a portrait of two men who were as antithetical in their musical means and goals as in their temperaments and personalities, but who exercised a strong fascination for one another. These sixty-three letters show both composers advancing in their careers as they battled against adverse conditions in the musical world at the turn of the century. They present Mahler's energetic support of Strauss's Symphonia Domestica, which Mahler conducted in 1904 and, in turn, Strauss's championing of Mahler's music, especially the Second and Third Symphonies.

The correspondence is fully annotated and is supplemented with a major essay by Herta Blaukopf.

"Unfailingly absorbing. . . . An indispensable addition to the literature on these composers."—Norman Del Mar, Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226057682
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Edition
Correspondence 1888-1911
Rivalry and Friendship: An Essay on the Mahler-Strauss Relationship
Herta Blaukopf
Key to Principal Bibliographical Sources
Notes
Chronologies: Mahler Conducts Strauss; Strauss Conducts Mahler
Knud Martner
General Index
Index of Works by Mahler
Index of Works by Strauss

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