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Why Mahler?

Author : Norman Lebrecht
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 338 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2011-11-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781400096572

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Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does? Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler’s every footstep from birthplace to grave, scrutinizing his manuscripts, talking to those who knew him, Lebrecht constructs a compelling new portrait of Mahler as a man who lived determinedly outside his own times. Mahler was—along with Picasso, Einstein, Freud, Kafka, and Joyce—a maker of our modern world. Why Mahler? is a book that shows how music can change our lives.

Gustav Mahler

Author : Jens Malte Fischer
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 778 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2011-08-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780300134445

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Translation of: Gustav Mahler: Der fremde Vertraute.

The Eighth

Author : Stephen Johnson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2020-10-20
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780226740966

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This “thrilling study of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 8 . . . makes a strong case for its quality . . . we shall never listen to it in the same way again” (Guardian, UK). On September 12, 1910, Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony had its world premiere at Munich’s new Musik Festhalle. It was the artistic breakthrough for which the composer had yearned all his life. An array of royals and stars from the musical and literary world were in attendance, including Thomas Mann and the young Arnold Schoenberg. Also present were Alma Mahler, the composer’s wife, and Alma’s longtime lover, the architect Walter Gropius. In The Eighth, Stephen Johnson provides a masterful account of the symphony’s far-reaching consequences and its effect on composers, conductors, and writers of the time. The Eighth looks behind the scenes at the demanding one-week rehearsal period leading up to the premiere—something unheard of at the time—and provides fascinating insight into Mahler’s compositional habits, his busy life as a conductor, his philosophical and literary interests, and his personal and professional relationships. Johnson expertly contextualizes Mahler’s work among the prevailing attitudes and political climate of his age, considering the art, science, technology, and mass entertainment that informed the world in 1910. The Eighth is an absorbing history of a musical masterpiece and the troubled man who created it.

Gustav Mahler's Symphonic Landscapes

Author : Thomas Peattie
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 233 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2015-04-06
Category : History
ISBN : 9781107027084

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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.


Author : Theodor W. Adorno
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2013-02-11
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780226076300

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Theodor W. Adorno goes beyond conventional thematic analysis to gain a more complete understanding of Mahler's music through his character, his social and philosophical background, and his moment in musical history. Adorno examines the composer's works as a continuous and unified development that began with his childhood response to the marches and folk tunes of his native Bohemia. Since its appearance in 1960 in German, Mahler has established itself as a classic of musical interpretation. Now available in English, the work is presented here in a translation that captures the stylistic brilliance of the original. Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69), one of the foremost members of the Frankfurt school of critical theory, studied with Alban Berg in Vienna during the late twenties, and was later the director of the Institute of Social Research at the University of Frankfurt from 1956 until his death. His works include Aesthectic Theory, Introduction to the Sociology of Music, The Jargon of Authenticity, Prism, and Philosophy of Modern Music.

Gustav Mahler

Author : Bruno Walter,Ernst Krenek
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2014-01-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780486492179

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Recollections of Mahler written in 1936 by the composer's assistant conductor in Hamburg and at the Vienna Opera, plus Ernst Krenek's biographical sketch of Mahler and a new Introduction.

Mahler and Strauss

Author : Charles Youmans
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2016-09-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780253021663

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A rare case among history's great music contemporaries, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) and Richard Strauss (1864-1949) enjoyed a close friendship until Mahler's death in 1911. Unlike similar musical pairs (Bach and Handel, Haydn and Mozart, Schoenberg and Stravinsky), these two composers may have disagreed on the matters of musical taste and social comportment, but deeply respected one another's artistic talents, freely exchanging advice from the earliest days of professional apprenticeship through the security and aggravations of artistic fame. Using a wealth of documentary material, this book reconstructs the 24-year relationship between Mahler and Strauss through collage—"a meaning that arises from fragments," to borrow Adorno's characterization of Mahler's Sixth Symphony. Fourteen different topics, all of central importance to the life and work of the two composers, provide distinct vantage points from which to view both the professional and personal relationships. Some address musical concerns: Wagnerism, program music, intertextuality, and the craft of conducting. Others treat the connection of music to related disciplines (philosophy, literature), or to matters relevant to artists in general (autobiography, irony). And the most intimate dimensions of life—childhood, marriage, personal character—are the most extensively and colorfully documented, offering an abundance of comparative material. This integrated look at Mahler and Strauss discloses provocative revelations about the two greatest western composers at the turn of the 20th century.

Gustav Mahler

Author : Stuart Feder
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0300103409

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"The final crisis of Mahler's career occurred in 1910, when he learned that his wife, Alma, was having an affair with the architect Walter Gropius. The revelation precipitated a breakdown while Mahler was working on his Tenth Symphony. The anguished, suicidal notes Mahler scrawled across the manuscript of the unfinished symphony reveal his troubled state. It was a four-hour consultation with Sigmund Freud in Leiden, Holland, that restored the composer's equilibrium. Although Mahler left little record of what transpired in Leiden, Stuart Feder has reconstructed the encounter on the basis of surviving evidence. The cumulative stresses of the crises in Mahler's life, in particular Alma's betrayal, left him physically and emotionally vulnerable. He became ill and died soon after in 1911."--BOOK JACKET.

Healing with Shungite

Author : Jessica Mahler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2020-12-29
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781646040926

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Healing with Shungite by Jessica Mahler Pdf

Harness the restorative power of the shungite stone with this easy-to-read manual for cleansing energy at work or home, guarding yourself from EMFs, soothing anxiety and stress, and many more practical therapeutic solutions for healing with this incredible crystal. Many crystals and protective stones offer a variety of health benefits, but none quite so versatile as the popular mineral of shungite. Whether you’re an experienced witch or a beginner looking for daily energy protection, Healing with Shungite offers a comprehensive overview of this protective stone, including what’s so special about its properties, why it works, and how to use it in your everyday life. Separated into three, easy-to-read sections, this book includes: - The history of shungite use, from ancient traditions to modern-day healing - Where to find the mineral and what to look for when purchasing - How shungite can act as a powerful shield against EMFs, cell phone radiation, and more - An overview of auras and chakras for more effective healing - How this grounding stone can soothe anxiety and stress - Practical rituals and activities for using shungite at home and work Written by a professional writer and energy healer, this book combines the practical and the spiritual for an accessible, interesting look into this amazing protective mineral.

Passionate Spirit

Author : Cate Haste
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 497 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2019-06-13
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781408878347

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__________________________ 'Fascinating ... Haste paints a portrait of a woman who was born to triumph, not surrender' - Harper's Bazaar 'Written in elegant, lucid prose ... a treasure trove of European cultural riches and scandalous intrigue ... Compelling' - Economist 'Lively, well illustrated and enjoyably juicy' - Miranda Seymour, Financial Times __________________________ The life of an extraordinary artist and intellect: the composer, author and socialite Alma Mahler, whose life spanned one of the most captivating and dramatic periods in history Alma Mahler was once at the epicentre of Vienna's artistic and intellectual life. A talented composer in her own right, she was open, generous, remarkably creative, curious, challenging and zealous in her pursuit of love. Artists, architects, musicians and writers jostled to join her coterie. Gustav Klimt was her first kiss; Gustav Mahler her first husband. But her life was haunted by tragedy, and the support and inspiration that Alma gave to the men she loved came at the heavy price of her own artistic fulfilment. Drawing extensively on previously unpublished diaries and letters, Cate Haste illuminates the passionate spirit of one of history's most complex and charismatic muses, a modern woman with an elemental vitality that could scarcely be contained by her century – who will live forever in the art she created and inspired.

Experiencing Mahler

Author : Arved Ashby
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2020-01-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781538104873

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Experiencing Mahler surveys the symphonies and major song sets of Gustav Mahler, presenting them not just as artworks but as vivid and deeply felt journeys. Mahler took the symphony, perhaps the most tradition-bound genre in Western music, and opened it to the widest span of human experience. He introduced themes of love, nature, the chasmic depth of midnight, making peace with death, facing rebirth, seeking one’s creator, and being at one with God. Arved Ashby offers the non-specialist a general introduction into Mahler’s seemingly unbounded energy to investigate the elements that make each work an experiential adventure—one that has redefined the symphonic genre in new ways. In addition to the standard nine symphonies, Ashby discusses Das Lied von der Erde, the three most commonly heard song sets (the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, and Rückert-Lieder), and the unfinished Tenth Symphony (in Cooke’s edition). Experiencing Mahler is a far-reaching and often provocative search for meaning in the music of one of the most beloved composers of all time.

The Mahler Album

Author : Gilbert Kaplan
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2011-03-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 0810998335

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The Mahler Album is the definitive collection of all known photographs of the legendary composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Selected and edited by Gilbert Kaplan, a renowned authority on Mahler, the images are enhanced by photographs of Mahler's family, his homes and the opera houses in which he worked and by a rich selection of drawings, paintings and sculpture. The images, many of which are published here for the first time, document Mahler's life from his childhood and student days through his early years as a conductor and to his success in Budapest, Hamburg and, ultimately, Vienna, where he reigned for a decade at the helm of the Court Opera. They also record his years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and his final post as music director of the New York Philharmonic. Informative captions accompany the illustrations, and revealing commentary provides the historical background. This expanded edition, published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth (and the 100th anniversary of his death), presents newly discovered photographs and works of art, and a selection of colorful postage stamps featuring Mahler. Informative captions and revealing commentary provide historical background.

The Cambridge Companion to Mahler

Author : Jeremy Barham
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 370 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2007-12-13
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781139827201

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In the years approaching the centenary of Mahler's death, this book provides both summation of, and starting point for, an assessment and reassessment of the composer's output and creative activity. Authored by a collection of leading specialists in Mahler scholarship, its opening chapters place the composer in socio-political and cultural contexts, and discuss his work in light of developments in the aesthetics of musical meaning. Part II examines from a variety of analytical, interpretative and critical standpoints the complete range of his output, from early student works and unfinished fragments to the sketches and performing versions of the Tenth Symphony. Part III evaluates Mahler's role as interpreter of his own and other composers' works during his lifelong career as operatic and orchestral conductor. Part IV addresses Mahler's fluctuating reception history from scholarly, journalistic, creative, public and commercial perspectives, with special attention being paid to his compositional legacy.

The Interoception Curriculum

Author : Barbara Murphy
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2019-01-14
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0578441500

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This research-based curriculum features 25 lessons that use the latest information about interoception, the emotional highway between our body and brain, to teach self-regulation skills in a developmental progression from start to finish.

Mahler and His World

Author : Karen Painter
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 412 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2020-09-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780691218359

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From the composer's lifetime to the present day, Gustav Mahler's music has provoked extreme responses from the public and from experts. Poised between the Romantic tradition he radically renewed and the austere modernism whose exponents he inspired, Mahler was a consummate public persona and yet an impassioned artist who withdrew to his lakeside hut where he composed his vast symphonies and intimate song cycles. His advocates have produced countless studies of the composer's life and work. But they have focused on analysis internal to the compositions, along with their programmatic contexts. In this volume, musicologists and historians turn outward to examine the broader political, social, and literary changes reflected in Mahler's music. Peter Franklin takes up questions of gender, Talia Pecker Berio examines the composer's Jewish identity, and Thomas Peattie, Charles S. Maier, and Karen Painter consider, respectively, contemporary theories of memory, the theatricality of Mahler's art and fin-de-siècle politics, and the impinging confrontation with mass society. The private world of Gustav Mahler, in his songs and late works, is explored by leading Austrian musicologist Peter Revers and a German counterpart, Camilla Bork, and by the American Mahler expert Stephen Hefling. Mahler's symphonies challenged Europeans and Americans to experience music in new ways. Before his decision to move to the United States, the composer knew of the enthusiastic response from America's urban musical audiences. Mahler and His World reproduces reviews of these early performances for the first time, edited by Zoë Lang. The Mahler controversy that polarized Austrians and Germans also unfolds through a series of documents heretofore unavailable in English, edited by Painter and Bettina Varwig, and the terms of the debate are examined by Leon Botstein in the context of the late-twentieth-century Mahler revival.