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Gustav Mahler s Symphonic Landscapes (Hardback)

Thomas Peattie

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ISBN 10: 110702708X / ISBN 13: 9781107027084
Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2015
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In this study Thomas Peattie offers a new account of Mahler s symphonies by considering the composer s reinvention of the genre in light of his career as a conductor and more broadly in terms of his sustained engagement with the musical, theatrical, and aesthetic traditions of the Austrian fin de siecle. Drawing on the ideas of landscape, mobility, and theatricality, Peattie creates a richly interdisciplinary framework that reveals the uniqueness of Mahler s symphonic idiom and its radical attitude toward the presentation and ordering of musical events. The book goes on to identify a fundamental tension between the music s episodic nature and its often-noted narrative impulse and suggests that Mahler s symphonic dramaturgy can be understood as a form of abstract theatre. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9781107027084

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Titre : Gustav Mahler s Symphonic Landscapes (...

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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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.

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Thomas Peattie's book offers a richly interdisciplinary account of Gustav Mahler's music that considers the theatrical dimension of his symphonies and situates these works within the broader cultural landscape of the Austrian fin de siècle.

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