Mahler: His Life and Music (Naxos Books)

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Sourcebooks MediaFusion and Naxos proudly present this fascinating biography of composer Gustav Mahler.

Among other astonishing compositions, Mahler completed nine symphonies of tremendous emotional range and imaginative power. Stephen Johnson follows Mahler's development as man and composer, and sets out the experiences-the personal joys and sorrows, as well as the broader cultural forces-that formed him and made him one of the most widely loved composers in classical music.

This splendid volume comes complete with two CDs of carefully selected Mahler pieces. Readers also gain access to an exclusive website where they can hear the works in their entirety and explore additional content.

A revolutionary biography utilizing traditional and new media, Mahler: His Life and Music provides a uniquely rounded portrait of this visionary composer and his earthshaking music.
Naxos is the world's leading classical music label and provider of classical music over the Internet at www.naxos.com.

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Gustav Mahler (1860ñ1911)

For Gustav Mahler, there was nothing abstract or escapist about music. ìThe symphony must be like the world,î he insisted. ìIt must embrace everything.î He lived up to that ideal spectacularly, creating works of such emotional range and imaginative power that each feels like a world in itself. Uniquely, Mahler made himself the prism through which that wealth of experience is refracted. This revolutionary biography utilizes traditional and new media to provide a uniquely rounded portrait of this visionary composer and his earthshaking music.

This multimedia biography also includes:
--2 CDs of music spanning Mahlerís career
--Free access to a dedicated website with hours of extra music and other bonus material

Stephen Johnson studied at the Northern School of Music, Manchester, under Alexander Goehr at Leeds University, then at Manchester University. Since then he has written regularly for The Independent and The Guardian, and was Chief Music Critic of The Scotsman. He has also broadcast frequently for BBC Radio 3, 4 and World Service, including a series of fourteen programs about the music of Bruckner for the centenary of the composerís death. He is the author of Bruckner Remembered, a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Conducting, and a regular presenter for Radio 3ís Discovering Music. In 2003 Stephen was voted Amazon.com Classical Music Writer of the Year.

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A revolutionary biography of the master

Experience Mahler through his greatest compositions on 2 audio CDs

Award-winning music writer Stephen Johnson follows Gustav Mahler’s development as man and composer, and sets out the experiences-the personal joys and sorrows, as well as the broader cultural forces-that formed him and made him one of the most widely loved composers in classical music.

Among other astonishing compositions, Mahler completed nine symphonies of tremendous emotional range and imaginative power. Woven throughout the book are links to carefully chosen selections on the accompanying two compact discs that bring to life the man and his music like never before. You’ll also gain free access to an exclusive website from Naxos-the world’s leading classical music label-that offers the musical works in full, the music of Mahler’s contemporaries, a detailed timeline, and more.

Includes more than 21?2 hours of Mahler’s greatest works, plus exclusive web access to much more

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