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The Resource Gustav Mahler, Jens Malte Fischer ; translated by Stewart Spencer

Gustav Mahler, Jens Malte Fischer ; translated by Stewart Spencer

Label
Gustav Mahler
Title
Gustav Mahler
Statement of responsibility
Jens Malte Fischer ; translated by Stewart Spencer
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A best seller when first published in Germany in 2003, Jens Malte Fischer's Gustav Mahler has been lauded by scholars as a landmark work. He draws on important primary resources -- some unavailable to previous biographers -- and sets in narrative context the extensive correspondence between Mahler and his wife, Alma; Alma Mahler's diaries; and the memoirs of Natalie Bauer-Lechner, a viola player and close friend of Mahler, whose private journals provide insight into the composer's personal and professional lives and his creative process. Fischer explores Mahler's early life, his relationship to literature, his achievements as a conductor in Vienna and New York, his unhappy marriage, and his work with the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic in his later years. He also illustrates why Mahler is a prime example of artistic idealism worn down by Austrian anti-Semitism and American commercialism. Gustav Mahler is the best-sourced and most balanced biography available about the composer, a nuanced and intriguing portrait of his dramatic life set against the backdrop of early 20th century America and fin de siecle Europe. --From publisher information
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fischer, Jens Malte
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mahler, Gustav
Label
Gustav Mahler, Jens Malte Fischer ; translated by Stewart Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
ocn670481428
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 766 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300194111
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Gustav Mahler, Jens Malte Fischer ; translated by Stewart Spencer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
ocn670481428
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 766 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300194111
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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