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Gustav Mahler : a life in crisis

Author: Stuart Feder
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At once a sophisticated consideration of Mahler's work and a psychologically acute portrait of the life events that shaped it, this book extends our thinking about one of the great masters of modern music.
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Named Person: Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Feder
ISBN: 0300103409 9780300103403 9780300170344 0300170343
OCLC Number: 54543379
Description: viii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The summer of 1910 --
The family Mahler --
Family crisis, 1889 --
The music of fratricide --
Mahler at midnight --
Family romances --
Mahler in love --
The "splendid" years --
A child's death --
Old world, new world --
Alma at Tobelbad --
Marital crisis --
The walking cure --
The precious word --
Triumph and despair --
Mahler dying --
Forever Alma.
Responsibility: Stuart Feder.
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This study of the anguished life of the controversial composer, Gustav Mahler, focuses on the four moments of crisis in his life which led to intense creative activity and produced his masterpieces.  Read more...

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