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Gustav Mahler : Symphony No. 9

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In this great work, Mahler experimented with the four movement symphonic form, producing a masterpiece of musical innovation, satiric writing and poetic drama expressed in purely instrumental terms. Alban Berg referred to the first movement of the Ninth Symphony as "the most glorious [Mahler] ever wrote", and further observed, "the whole movement is based on a premonition of death which constantly recurs
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 214.12 x 278.38 x 10.92mm | 458.13g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0486274926
  • 9780486274928
  • 322,891

About Gustav Mahler

Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) wrote chiefly symphonies and Lieder. Late Romantic in style, his tempestuous works reflect the anxious mood of Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Because of his Jewish roots, the composer's music was suppressed by the Nazis but has enjoyed a steady revival over the past five decades.
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