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Mahler : a musical physiognomy

Author: Theodor W Adorno
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theodor W. Adorno's classic study of Gustav Mahler's music defies traditional thematic analysis, which, according to Adorno, "misses the music's substance in its preoccupation with procedure." He reaches beyond the boundaries of conventional analysis for an understanding of the music through the composer's character, his historical, philosophical, and social background, and his moment in musical history. First  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodor W Adorno
ISBN: 0226007685 9780226007687 0226007693 9780226007694 9780226076300 022607630X
OCLC Number: 17873954
Description: x, 178 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Curtain and Fanfare --
2. Tone --
3. Characters --
4. Novel --
5. Variant --
Form --
6. Dimensions of Technique --
7. Decay and Affirmation --
8. The Long Gaze.
Other Titles: Mahler.
Responsibility: Theodor W. Adorno ; translated by Edmund Jephcott.

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