Mahler Re-composed by George M. III CumminsMahler Re-composed by George M. III Cummins

Mahler Re-composed

byGeorge M. III Cummins

Paperback | February 25, 2011

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In 2010, the composer Gustav Mahler celebrates his one hundred fiftieth birthday. In Mahler Re-Composed, linguist George Cummins shares a collection of six interrelated essays that provide a fresh perspective on difficult questions familiar to Mahler lovers. Cummins, a teacher of Russian and Czech at Tulane University, brings a uniquely Czech perspective to the study of Mahler's personality and work. In his careful examination of the composer's life and work, Cummins begins with an introduction that provides a glimpse into Mahler the Czech and continues with an account of Mahler's conversion from Judaism to Catholicism while making his way to the Vienna Hofoper directorship.

Cummins also takes a skeptical look at the legend of Mahler as an impotent, humorless neurotic and recreates the friendship between Strauss and Mahler-two of the greatest musicians of the early twentieth century.

Title:Mahler Re-composedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.16 inPublished:February 25, 2011Publisher:IuniverseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1450289819

ISBN - 13:9781450289818

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