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Gustav Mahler's Symphonic Landscapes

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  • Date Published: April 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108456548

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  • The relationship between Gustav Mahler's career as conductor and his symphonic writing has remained largely unexplored territory with respect to his provocative re-invention of the Austro-German symphony at the turn of the twentieth century. This study offers a new account of these works by allowing Mahler's decisive contribution to the genre to emerge in light of his sustained engagement with the musical, theatrical, and aesthetic traditions of the Austrian fin de siècle. Appealing to ideas of landscape, mobility, and theatricality, Thomas Peattie elaborates a richly interdisciplinary framework that draws attention to the composer's unique symphonic idiom in terms of its radical attitude toward the presentation and ordering of musical events. The identification of a fundamental tension between the music's episodic nature and its often-noted narrative impulse in turn suggests a highly original symphonic dramaturgy, one that is ultimately characterized by an abstract theatricality.

    • Explores Mahler's reinvention of the symphony in relation to ideas of theatricality, mobility, and landscape
    • Offers a new and accessible account of Mahler's work at the turn of the twentieth century
    • Situates Mahler's symphonic writing in its broader historical context, drawing attention to its place in European cultural history
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    • Date Published: April 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108456548
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.381kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: hearing Mahler
    1. The expansion of symphonic space
    2. Distant music
    3. Alpine journeys
    4. Symphonic panoramas
    5. The wanderer.

  • Author

    Thomas Peattie, Boston University
    Thomas Peattie is Assistant Professor of Music at Boston University. His articles and reviews have appeared in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Acta Musicologica, Music and Letters, and Naturlaut. His essay 'In Search of Lost Time: Memory and Mahler's Broken Pastoral' appears in the collection Mahler and his World (2002). His research interests include the Austro-German symphony, Gustav Mahler, early modernism, sound reproduction, auditory culture, aesthetics, and historiography.

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