Gustav Mahler

This is by far and away the best short guide to Mahler's music, written expressly for music lovers by a great scholar who had an unparalleled gift for Lucid and attractive exposition.

Author: Deryck Cooke

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ISBN: 0521368634

Category: Music

Page: 127

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Originally published by Faber and Faber, this new edition is a one-volume study of Mahler by one of his most learned and enthusiastic devotees. Following Cooke's death, the manuscript was prepared by Colin and David Matthews who updated the text, taking into account recent Mahler research, and incorporating Cook's later writings on Mahler.
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Gustav Mahler Songs and Symphonies of Life and Death

( English translations by Deryck Cooke © 1980 by Mrs Jacqueline Cooke , reprinted from Gustav Mahler : An Introduction to his Music by kind permission of the publishers , Faber Music Ltd , London / Cambridge University Press , New York ...

Author: Donald Mitchell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520055780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 659

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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

Mahler's. farewell. or. The. Earth's. Song? Death,. Orientalism ... to readers familiar with Gustav Mahler's biography: in July 1907, a doctor summoned to tend to his ailing wife also ... An Introduction to His Music (London, 1980), p.

Author: Robert Vilain

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 9781907322082

Category: Libretto

Page: 227

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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

Gustav Mahler: His Mind and his Music (London 1965) Cooke, Deryck. Gustav Mahler: An Introduction to his Music (London 1980) Danuser, Hermann. Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Munich 1985) —. Gustav Mahler und seine Zeit (Laaber ...

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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Mahler s Voices

... 169; Aaron Copland, Our New Music (New York: McGraw Hill, 1941), 31 (repr. in Copland on Music [New York: Doubleday, 1960], 111); cited by Deryck Cooke in Gustav Mahler: An Introduction to His Music (London: Faber, 1980), 80. 16.

Author: Julian Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199707089

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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The Mahler Companion

... Gustav Mahler : An Introduction to his Music ( London : Faber , 1980 ) . Gustav Mahler : A Performing Version of the Draft for the Tenth Symphony ( 2nd edn . , New York and London : AMP / Faber , 1989 ) . ' Mahler's Melodic Thinking ...

Author: Donald Mitchell

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199249652

Category: Music

Page: 647

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The Mahler Companion consists of a collection of original essays on Mahler written especially for the occasion by Mahler specialists from around the world. It addresses all parts of his life and work-- symphonies, songs and song-cycles (each of which is discussed individually), his conducting activities, compositional habits, and aesthetic development--and sets these within the cultural and political context of his time. In addition, it responds to the global spread of this remarkable composer's music, and an almost universal fascination with it, by attempting to give an account of the reception of Mahler's music in many of the countries in which it eventually came to flourish, eg. Holland, France, Japan, Russia, England, and the United States. This particular series of chapters reveals that the 'Mahler Phenomenon' earned its description principally in the years after the Second World War, but also that the Mahler revival was already well under way pre-war, perhaps especially in England and the States, and most surprisingly of all, Japan. The selection of contributors, who between them cover all Mahler's musical output, shows that here too this volume significantly crosses national boundaries. The very diverse approaches, analyses and commentaries, amply illustrated with music examples, are evidence of the uniquely rich and complex character of a music that spans more than one culture and more than one century. The volumes includes the most significant and up-to-date Mahler research and debate, and illumines some hitherto unexplored areas of Mahler's life eg. his visit to London in 1892, his sculptor daughter, Anna, and the hall in which the Seventh Symphony was first performed in Prague in 1908. It has often been claimed that Mahler, born in 1860, was in fact a prophet of much that was to come in the 20th century. His later works undeniably anticipate, often with dazzling virtuosity, many of the principal techniques and aesthetics of the new century, only the first decade of which he lived to see. Small wonder that among his earliest admirers was a collective of some of the most important and innovative composers of our time, Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern. Their successors (Copland, Shostakovich, and Britten, to name a few) were to range across contrasting cultures and national frontiers. Drawing on the best resources and the most up-to-date information about the composer, this volume fulfils the need in Mahler literature for a genuinely comprehensive guide to the composer and will be the authoritative guide for Mahler enthusiasts for years to come.
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