RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 500797234 LA English T1 Why Mahler? : how one man and ten symphonies changed our world A1 Lebrecht, Norman,, PB Pantheon Books PP New York YR 2010 SN 9780375423819 0375423818 AB 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.