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Author Johnson, Stephen, 1955- author.

Title The Eighth : Mahler and the world in 1910 / Stephen Johnson.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    784.213 Mahler,G JOH    Available
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Description v, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : The arrival of the Queen of Heaven -- Setting the stage -- 'Arise, light of the sense" -- Why symphony? -- Interlude -- behind the scenes : Alma and Walter, August-September 1910 -- God or demon? -- Approaching the inexpressible : words and music in Mahler's Eighth symphony -- Questions of identity -- The shadow falls -- 'To live for you, to die for you' -- Coda : 14 September 1910 -- 18 May 1911.
Summary "The world premiere of Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony in Munich in 1910 was the artistic breakthrough for which the composer had yearned all his life, filling Munich's huge Neue Musik-Festhalle on two successive evenings to rapturous and tumultuous applause. Representatives of many European royal houses were in attendance, along with luminaries of literary and musical world. Also in attendance were Alma Mahler, the composer's young wife, and Alma's longtime lover, the architect Walter Gropius. Knowledge of their relationship would precipitate an emotional crisis in Mahler that, compounded with his heart condition and the death of his young daughter Maria, would lead to his premature death the next year, in 1911. In The Eighth, Stephen Johnson provides a masterful account of the symphony's far-reaching effect on composers, conductors, and writers of the time -- Berg and Schoenberg, the teenage Korngold, Bruno Walter and Klemperer, and Zweig and Mann."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonies, no. 8, E♭ major.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911 -- Appreciation.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911 -- Family.
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964.
Music -- First performances -- Germany -- Munich.
Composers -- Austria.
Jewish composers -- Austria.
Added Title 8th : Mahler and the world in 1910
ISBN 9780226740829 hardcover
022674082X hardcover

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