Barham, Jeremy: Perspectives on Gustav Mahler (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents and Reviews


Contents: Introduction, Jeremy Barham. Nature, Culture, Aesthetic: 'Vocal' music in the symphonic context: from 'Titan' eine Tondichtung in Symphonieform to Das Lied von der Erde, or, the road 'less traveled', Zoltan Roman; Mahler and the idea of nature, Julian Johnson; Mahler the thinker: the books of the Alma Mahler-Werfel collection, Jeremy Barham; Mahler's untimely modernism, Morten Solvik. Reception: The Jewish and Eastern-European Questions: Jewish identity and anti-Semitic critique in the Austro-German reception of Mahler, 1900–45, Karen Painter; Gustav Mahler's musical Jewishness, Vladimir Karbusicky. Analytical Approaches: Multi-stage exposition in Mahler's symphonies, Richard Kaplan; Form in the first movement of Mahler's Fifth Symphony, Robert G. Hopkins; The first movement of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde: genre, form and musical expression, Elisabeth Schmierer; Theme, thematic process, and variant-form in the andante moderato of Mahler's Sixth Symphony, James Buhler; 'Ways of telling' in Mahler's music: the Third Symphony as narrative text, Vera Micznik. Mahler in Performance: Mahler's first season as director at the k.u.k. Hofoperntheater: the composer waits in the wings, Herta Blaukopf; Mahler on record: the spirit or the letter?, David Pickett; Adagietto: 'from Mahler with love', Gilbert Kaplan; 'Progress' and 'tradition': Mahler's revisions and changing performance practice conventions, Reinhold Kubik. Sketches, Editions and 'Completions': Re-evaluating the sources of Mahler's music, James L. Zychowicz; Unfinished works of Mahler: the Scherzo in C minor, the Presto in F major, the Tenth Symphony and comparative arguments for performing versions, Susan M. Filler; Mahler's Tenth Symphony: rediscovered manuscript pages, chronology, influences and performing versions, Frans Bouwman; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.