Gustav Mahler Songs and Symphonies of Life and Death

view - and especially in the case of Das Lied was surely influenced by the contours of the landscape among which it ... reprinted from Gustav Mahler : An Introduction to his Music by kind permission of the publishers , Faber Music Ltd ...

Author: Donald Mitchell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520055780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The third volume of Mitchell's epic account of the composer and his works concentrates on the vocal music and, in particular, on some of his most famous, original, and best loved compositions.
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Words and Music

The. Earth's. Song? Death,. Orientalism. and. 'Der. Abschied'. ANDREw DERUCHIE University of Ottawa The story will be well known to readers familiar with Gustav Mahler's biography: in July 1907, a doctor summoned to tend to his ailing ...

Author: Robert Vilain

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781907322082

Category: Libretto

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The chronological range covered by the individual essays is more than two hundred years, from the Classical Enlightenment to the early twenty-first century. Some of the studies encompassed by this volume undertake the analysis of one composer's settings of a particular poet's work - albeit with rather more critical rigour. Others trace the ways in which a literary text is modified and adapted before and as it develops as one of the principal components of an opera. Several share new insights into the complex relationships of individual works with the literary and musical traditions out of which they emerge (or which they transform and renew) - or set such works in the political contexts of their genesis or reception, often using a key historical moment, a turning-point or a 'snapshot', as the starting-point for a wide-ranging investigation. In some cases the words and the music are those of the same 'composer', the relationship here shedding light on the process of composition itself. Literary works are often scrutinized for the light they shed on a musician's creative processes, but the importance of music to writers - as audiences, but also as amateur or even semi-professional practitioners - is no less important as an investigative standpoint.
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Experiencing Music and Visual Cultures

Kay Dickinson, Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 85. 15. Quoted in Gomez, Ken Russell: The Adaptor as Creator, 187. 16. Deryck Cooke, Gustav Mahler: An Introduction to His Music, ...

Author: Antonio Cascelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429582233

Category: Art

Page: 232

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Bringing the research of musicologists, art historians, and film studies scholars into dialogue, this book explores the relationships between visual art forms and music. The chapters are organized around three core concepts – threshold, intermediality, and synchresis – which offer ways of understanding and discusssing the interplay between the arts of sounds and images. Refuting the idea that music and visual art forms only operate in parallel, the contributors instead consider how the arts of sound and vision are entwined across a wide array of materials, genres and time periods. Contributors delve into a rich variety of topics, ranging from the art of Renaissance Italy to the politics of opera in contemporary Los Angeles to the popular television series Breaking Bad. Placing these chapters in conversation, this volume develops a shared language for cross-disciplinary inquiry into arts that blend music and visual components, integrates insights from film studies with the conversation between musicology and art history, and moves the study of music and visual culture forward.
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Gustav Mahler

Wagner, Mary H. Gustav Mahler and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Tour America (Lanham 2006) Willnauer, Franz. Gustav Mahler und die ... Gustav Mahler: An Introduction to his Music (London 1980) Danuser, Hermann. Gustav Mahler: Das ...

Author: Jens Malte Fischer

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300134445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Translation of: Gustav Mahler: Der fremde Vertraute.
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Gustav Mahler Volume 3 Vienna Triumph and Disillusion 1904 1907

Botstein , Leon , ' Music and its public : habits of listening and the crisis of musical modernism in Vienna , 1870–1914 ' , Ph.D. ... Cooke , Deryck , Gustav Mahler ( 1860–1911 ) : An Introduction to his Music ( BBC , London , 1960 ) .

Author: Henry-Louis de La Grange

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019315160X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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There he also met Alma Schindler, 'the most beautiful woman in Vienna', and La Grange tells the story of their engagement and marriage in 1902 and the early years of their tempestuous relationship. As his fame spread throughout Europe, Mahler travelled with his music to Germany, Russia, Holland, Poland, and Belgium, meeting many other leading musicians of his day, including Pfitzner, Mengelberg, Diepenbrock, Oskar Fried, and many others.
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Mahler s Symphonic Sonatas

Gustav Mahler: An Introduction to His Music. ... “Embodying Music: Principles of the Mimetic Hypothesis. ... “Rotational Form, Teleological Genesis, and Fantasy-Projection in the Slow Movement of Mahler's Sixth Symphony.

Author: Seth Monahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199303472

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Why would Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), modernist titan and so-called prophet of the New Music, commit himself time and again to the venerable sonata-allegro form of Mozart and Beethoven? How could so gifted a symphonic storyteller be drawn to a framework that many have dismissed as antiquated and dramatically inert? Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas offers a striking new take on this old dilemma. Indeed, it poses these questions seriously for the first time. Rather than downplaying Mahler's sonata designs as distracting anachronisms or innocuous groundplans, author Seth Monahan argues that for much of his career, Mahler used the inner, goal-directed dynamics of sonata form as the basis for some of his most gripping symphonic stories. Laying bare the deeper narrative/processual grammar of Mahler's evolving sonata corpus, Monahan pays particular attention to its recycling of large-scale rhetorical devices and its consistent linkage of tonal plot and affect. He then sets forth an interpretive framework that combines the visionary insights of Theodor W. Adorno-whose Mahler writings are examined here lucidly and at length-with elements of Hepokoski and Darcy's renowned Sonata Theory. What emerges is a tensely dialectical image of Mahler's sonata forms, one that hears the genre's compulsion for tonal/rhetorical closure in full collision with the spontaneous narrative needs of the surrounding music and of the overarching symphonic totality. It is a practice that calls forth sonata form not as a rigid mold, but as a dynamic process-rich with historical resonances and subject to a vast range of complications, curtailments, and catastrophes. With its expert balance of riveting analytical narration and thoughtful methodological reflection, Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas promises to be a landmark text of Mahler reception, and one that will reward scholars and students of the late-Romantic symphony for years to come.
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Gustav Mahler and Guido Adler

The Facts Concerning Mahler's Tenth Symphony ' , Chord and Discord , 2 , 10 ( 1963 ) , 3-27 . Gustav Mahler ( 1860-1911 ) . London , 1960. New ed . , as Gustav Mahler , An Introduction to His Music , ed . Colin and David Matthews .

Author: Edward R. Reilly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521235928

Category: Music

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In this book Edward Reilly provides the essential documents connected with the friendship between the eminent Viennese music-historian Guido Adler and the composer Gustav Mahler. The nature and extent of that friendship has been the source of a number of questions for some years. Although Adler was the author of one of the important early studies of Mahler, he was reticent about speaking of his personal connection with the composer, and for many years the single available published letter from Mahler to Adler was one that was sharply critical in tone. A few somewhat disparaging references in Alma Mahler's recollections also raised questions about the degree of friendship between the two men.
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Gustav Mahler s Symphonic Landscapes

Cook, Nicholas. “Heinrich Schenker, Polemicist: A Reading of the Ninth Symphony Monograph Music.” Music Analysis 14 (1995): 89–105. Cooke, Deryck. Gustav Mahler: An Introduction to His Music. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Author: Thomas Peattie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107027084

Category: History

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In this study Thomas Peattie offers a new account of Mahler's symphonies by considering the composer's reinvention of the genre in light of his career as a conductor and more broadly in terms of his sustained engagement with the musical, theatrical, and aesthetic traditions of the Austrian fin de siècle. Drawing on the ideas of landscape, mobility, and theatricality, Peattie creates a richly interdisciplinary framework that reveals the uniqueness of Mahler's symphonic idiom and its radical attitude toward the presentation and ordering of musical events. The book goes on to identify a fundamental tension between the music's episodic nature and its often-noted narrative impulse and suggests that Mahler's symphonic dramaturgy can be understood as a form of abstract theatre.
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Mahler s Voices

Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies Julian Johnson. if. “Theme, Thematic Process, and Variant Form in the Andante Moderato of Mahler's Sixth Symphony. ... Gustav Mahler: An Introduction to His Music. London: Faber, 1980.

Author: Julian Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199888207

Category: Music

Page: 376

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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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