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Gustav Mahler--Richard Strauss: Correspondence 1888-1911

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Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss came to know one another as young conductors in Leipzig in 1887. From then until Mahler's death in 1911—the year of the first performance of Der Rosenkavalier—they kept in touch. Mahler himself described their relationship as that of two miners tunneling from opposite directions with the hope of eventually meeting.

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Paperback, 172 pages
Published June 15th 1996 by University Of Chicago Press
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Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Letters between two major composers working in and around Vienna (which happens to be a geographic area of interest for me). Great primary source material about music during Fin-de-siecle Vienna. These two important composers definitely scratched each others' backs, but they also learned from each other. And the details about things like doing battle with the Vienna censor, working out logistics of performances, and finding time to compose, are all quite interesting. This sort of primary materia ...more
John
May 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of classical music
This is a nice book for those who like classical music, specifically Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss.
These two famous composers were friends AND rivals.
Mahler wrote music to try to communicate his feelings about God, nature, and the universe.
Strauss wrote music to make money.
Both were remarkably good at what they did. This book contains dozens of letters that the two exchanged over their many years of association, and these letters help readers decide for themselves about the personalities of
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Gustav Mahler was a late-Romantic composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. He was born to a Jewish family in the village of Kalischt in Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire, now Kaliště in the Czech Republic. His family later moved to nearby Iglau (now Jihlava), where Mahler grew up.

As a composer, Mahler acted as a bridge between the 19th-century Austro-German traditi
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