Mahler in Context
La editorial Cambridge University Press ha publicado Mahler in Context editado por Charles Youmans, profesor de musicología en la Pennsylvania State University y autor de Orchestral Music and the German Intellectual Tradition(2005) de Richard Strauss y Mahler and Strauss: In Dialogue (2016). Ha sido el editor de The Cambridge Companion to Richard Strauss (2010) y ha escrito nueve capítulos sobre los poemas sinfónicos de Strauss para el Richard Strauss-Handbuch (Metzler/Bärenreiter).
Mahler in Context explores the institutions, artists, thinkers, cultural movements, socio-political conditions, and personal relationships that shaped Mahler's creative output. Focusing on the contexts surrounding the artist, the collection provides a sense of the complex crosscurrents against which Mahler was reacting as conductor, composer, and human being.
Topics explored include his youth and training, performing career, creative activity, spiritual and philosophical influences, and his reception after his death. Together, this collection of specially commissioned essays offers a wide-ranging investigation of the ecology surrounding Mahler as a composer and a fuller appreciation of the topics that occupied his mind as he conceived his works.
Readers will benefit from engagement with lesser known dimensions of Mahler's life. Through this broader contextual approach, this book will serve as a valuable and unique resource for students, scholars, and a general readership.
Explores the educational and social environments within which the young Mahler had to define himself and build his career
Describes the settings in which Mahler developed and practiced his abilities as a performer, and sheds new light on a vital dimension of his activity as a creative artist
Highlights the many external influences that profoundly affected his creative activity, from print culture, intertextuality and visual arts to philosophical and literary influences
Índice de Mahler in Context
Preface and acknowledgements.
List of abbreviations.
Part I. Formation.
1. Family life by Stephen McClatchie
2. A childhood in bohemia: early teachers and friends by Reinhold Kubik
3. Music in Iglau, 1860–75 by Timothy Freeze
4. Student culture in 1870s Vienna by Caroline A. Kita
5. Viennese musical associates, 1875-1883 by Charles Youmans
6. Becoming a conductor: the early years in Mahler's career by Peter Revers
7. Between 'Thrice Homeless' and 'To the Germans in Austria': political conditions in Mahler's Europe by Margaret Notley
Part II. Performance.
8. Operatic and orchestral repertoire by Anna Stoll Knecht
9. Collaborators by Anna Harwell Celenza
10. A perfect storm: Mahler's New York by Joseph Horowitz
11. Celebrity by Eva Giloi
Part III. Creation
12. The composer 'goes to press': Mahler's dealings with engravers and publishers in Vienna around 1900 by Renate Stark-Voit
13. Mahler and program music by Constantin Floros
14. Intertextuality in Mahler by Vera Micznik
15. The symphony, 1870-1911 by David Larkin
16. Mahler and the visual arts of his time by Martina Pippal
17. Mahler and modernism by Marilyn L. McCoy
18. Reception in Vienna by Kevin C. Karnes
19. Mahler's press from London to Los Angeles by Karen Painter
Part IV. Mind, Body, Spirit
20. Organized religion by Stephen McClatchie
21. German idealism by Morten Solvik
22. Nietzsche by Lesley Chamberlain
23. Fechner by Michael Heidelberger
24. Literary enthusiasms by Jeremy Barham
25. Romantic relationships by Charles Youmans
26. Mahler and death by Carl Niekerk
Part V. Influence
27. Posthumous reputation, 1911 to World War II by Stephen Downes
28. Mahler and the second Viennese school by Wolfgang Rathert
29. The Mahler revival by James L. Zychowicz
30. Broader influence by Thomas Peattie
31. Adorno by Roger Allen
32. Influences in literature by Matthew Werley
33. Mahler on disc by Richard Wattenbarger
34. Film and recent popular culture by Peter Franklin.