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Experiencing Mahler: A Listener's Companion

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) took the symphony, one of the most abstract and tradition-bound genres in Western music, and opened it to the widest (and wildest) span of human experience. He opened it to themes of love, nature, the world's chasmic depth at darkest midnight, making peace with death, resurrection, seeking one's creator, being at one with God--just to mention a fe ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Expected publication: February 15th 2020 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Associate Professor, School of Music, Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise
• Music of fin-de-siécle Vienna
• Modernism and postmodern thinking
• Composition and music criticism
• Mass media, film studies, popular culture and historiography

Professor Ashby, a Fulbright scholar and AMS 50 fellow, studies European and American art music of the late ninete