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The Resource Gustav Mahler, Henry-Louis de La Grange

Gustav Mahler, Henry-Louis de La Grange

Label
Gustav Mahler
Title
Gustav Mahler
Statement of responsibility
Henry-Louis de La Grange
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Gustav Mahler was one of the supremely gifted musicians of his generation. His contemporaries came to know him as a composer of startling originality whose greatest successes with the public never failed to provoke controversy among the critics. As a conductor, his relentless pursuit of perfection was sometimes viewed as tyrannical by the singers and musicians who came under his baton. Professor Henry-Louis de La Grange has devoted more than thirty years of painstaking research to this study of Mahler's life and works. His biography, ultimately to be completed in four volumes, is drawn from a vast archive of documents, autographs, and pictures, assembled by La Grange at the Bibliotheque musicale Gustav Mahler, Paris
  • This second volume covers the years 1897-1904, when the focus shifts to Vienna. It opens with Mahler's triumphant debut as director of the Vienna Court Opera, and follows with the revolution he wrought in standards of performance and, with the Secessionist painter Alfred Roller, in scenic representation. An account is also given of Mahler's stormy and brief engagement as conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Concerts, following Richter's resignation in 1898. La Grange depicts the brilliant society of pre-war Vienna, then the centre of the intellectual and artistic world; the extraordinary range of artists among whom Mahler lived and worked included the composers Dvorak, Gustave Charpentier, Richard Strauss, Zemlinsky, and Schoenberg and his two disciples, Berg and Webern; the painters, architects, and decorators of the Secession with Klimt at their head; the writers Hauptmann, Dehmel, Hofmannsthal, and Schnitzler
  • There he also met Alma Schindler, 'the most beautiful woman in Vienna', and La Grange tells the story of their engagement and marriage in 1902 and the early years of their tempestuous relationship. As his fame spread throughout Europe, Mahler travelled with his music to Germany, Russia, Holland, Poland, and Belgium, meeting many other leading musicians of his day, including Pfitzner, Mengelberg, Diepenbrock, Oskar Fried, and many others
  • . During this period Mahler wrote some of his best-loved works, including the Fourth and Fifth symphonies, and the three orchestral song-cycles and collections - the Wunderhorn-, Ruckert-, and Kindertotenlieder. For each of these works La Grange provides full notes and analytical descriptions
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
La Grange, Henry-Louis de
Dewey number
  • 780/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M23
LC item number
L3413 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mahler, Gustav
  • Composers
Label
Gustav Mahler, Henry-Louis de La Grange
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev., enl., and updated translation of the French ed. published in 3 v.: Paris : Fayard, c1979-c1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
-- v. 2. Vienna: the years of challenge (1897-1904) -- v. 3. Vienna: triumph and disillusion (1904-1907) -- v. 4. A new life cut short (1907-1911)
Control code
30594665
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
volumes <2-4 >
Isbn
9780198163879
Isbn Type
(v. 4)
Lccn
94018322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30594665
Label
Gustav Mahler, Henry-Louis de La Grange
Publication
Note
Rev., enl., and updated translation of the French ed. published in 3 v.: Paris : Fayard, c1979-c1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
-- v. 2. Vienna: the years of challenge (1897-1904) -- v. 3. Vienna: triumph and disillusion (1904-1907) -- v. 4. A new life cut short (1907-1911)
Control code
30594665
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
volumes <2-4 >
Isbn
9780198163879
Isbn Type
(v. 4)
Lccn
94018322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30594665

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