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The Resource Mahler and his world, edited by Karen Painter

Mahler and his world, edited by Karen Painter

Label
Mahler and his world
Title
Mahler and his world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karen Painter
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 contemporary theories of memory, the theatricality of Mahler's art and fin-de-sic̈le politics, and the impinging confrontation with mass society. 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. 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
780/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M23
LC item number
M1963 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bard Music Festival series
Label
Mahler and his world, edited by Karen Painter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in conjunction with the Bard Music Festival"--Half t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Context and ideologies. Whose Gustav Mahler? Reception, interpretation, and history / Leon Botstein -- Mahler's theater: the performative and the political in central Europe, 1890-1910 / Charles S. Maier -- Mahler's Jewish parable / Talia Pecker Berio -- A soldier's sweetheart's mother's tale? Mahler's gendered musical discourse / Peter Franklin -- The aesthetics of mass culture: Mahler's eight symphony and its legacy / Karen Painter -- pt. 2. Analysis and aesthetics. Musical lyricism as self-exploration: reflection on Mahler's "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" / Camilla Bork ; translated by Irene Zedlacher -- " ... the heart wrenching sound of farewell": Mahler, Rückert, and the Kindertotenlieder / Peter Revers ; translated by Irene Zedlacher -- In search of lost time: memory and Mahler's broken pastoral / Thomas Peattie -- Aspects of Mahler's late style / Stephen E. Hefling -- pt. 3. Mahler's American debut: the reception of the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, 1904-1906 / edited by Zoë Lang. Introduction -- Mahler's Fourth Symphony in New York -- The American premier of Mahler's Fifth Symphony -- Boston Symphony Orchestra -- East coast tour -- pt. 4. Mahler's German-language critics / edited and translated by Karen Painter and Bettina Varwig -- Introduction -- Mahler as conductor -- The First Symphony -- The Fifth Symphony -- The Seventh Symphony -- Das Lied von der Erde -- Obituaries -- The Mahler Amsterdam Festival, 1920
Control code
ocm50175976
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 393 pages
Isbn
9780691092447
Isbn Type
(PBK.)
Lccn
2002104405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780691092447
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50175976
Label
Mahler and his world, edited by Karen Painter
Publication
Note
"Published in conjunction with the Bard Music Festival"--Half t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Context and ideologies. Whose Gustav Mahler? Reception, interpretation, and history / Leon Botstein -- Mahler's theater: the performative and the political in central Europe, 1890-1910 / Charles S. Maier -- Mahler's Jewish parable / Talia Pecker Berio -- A soldier's sweetheart's mother's tale? Mahler's gendered musical discourse / Peter Franklin -- The aesthetics of mass culture: Mahler's eight symphony and its legacy / Karen Painter -- pt. 2. Analysis and aesthetics. Musical lyricism as self-exploration: reflection on Mahler's "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" / Camilla Bork ; translated by Irene Zedlacher -- " ... the heart wrenching sound of farewell": Mahler, Rückert, and the Kindertotenlieder / Peter Revers ; translated by Irene Zedlacher -- In search of lost time: memory and Mahler's broken pastoral / Thomas Peattie -- Aspects of Mahler's late style / Stephen E. Hefling -- pt. 3. Mahler's American debut: the reception of the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, 1904-1906 / edited by Zoë Lang. Introduction -- Mahler's Fourth Symphony in New York -- The American premier of Mahler's Fifth Symphony -- Boston Symphony Orchestra -- East coast tour -- pt. 4. Mahler's German-language critics / edited and translated by Karen Painter and Bettina Varwig -- Introduction -- Mahler as conductor -- The First Symphony -- The Fifth Symphony -- The Seventh Symphony -- Das Lied von der Erde -- Obituaries -- The Mahler Amsterdam Festival, 1920
Control code
ocm50175976
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 393 pages
Isbn
9780691092447
Isbn Type
(PBK.)
Lccn
2002104405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780691092447
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50175976

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