Gustav Mahler (Dover Books on Music and Music History) by Bruno Walter and Ernst Krenek
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0486492176, 0727800752 | 256 pages | EPUB | 1,6 MB
Conductor, composer, and writer Bruno Walter (1876–1962) worked closely with Gustav Mahler as the composer`s assistant and protégé. His revealing recollections of Mahler were written in 1936, marking the twenty - fifth anniversary of the composer`s death. Walter first encountered Mahler more than 40 years earlier, when he served as the composer`s assistant conductor in Hamburg. He worked with Mahler again at the Vienna Opera, and after the composer`s death conducted the debut of the Ninth Symphony and Das Lied von der Erde.
A staunch supporter of Mahler`s genius and defender of his dour personality, Walter cites the pressures faced by a gifted artist striving for perfection. This edition of his tribute to his friend and mentor features supplemental materials that include a biographical sketch of Mahler as man and artist by Ernst Krenek, the composer`s son - in - law and musical heir, and a new Introduction by Erik Ryding, author of Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere.
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