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Why Mahler? : how one man and ten symphonies changed our world

Author: Norman Lebrecht
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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. Pacing out his 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Lebrecht
ISBN: 9780375423819 0375423818
OCLC Number: 500797234
Description: x, 326 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Desperately seeking Mahler --
pt. 1. Why Mahler? --
Some frequently asked questions --
pt. 2. Who is Mahler? : the life and times --
Living in a nowhere land (1860-1875) --
City of dreams (1875-1887) --
A symphony like the world (1887-1891) --
Rise again (1891-1894) --
What love tells me (1895-1897) --
A taste of power (1897-1900) --
The most beautiful girl in Vienna (1901) --
Small interludes of happiness (1902-1906) --
Three hammerblows (1907) --
Discovering America (1907-1910) --
"To live for you, to die for you" (1910-1911) --
After Mahler (1911-2010) --
pt. 3. Whose Mahler? --
A question of interpretation --
pt. 4. How to Mahler --
Finding the key to a private space.
Responsibility: Norman Lebrecht.
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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. Pacing out his 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.--Book jacket.

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