Reading Mahler: German Culture and Jewish Identity in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
Paperback. 322 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 5.9in. x 0.9in.Gustav Mahlers music is more popular than ever, yet few are aware of its roots in German literary and cultural history in general, and in fin-de-sicle Viennese culture in particular. Taking as its point of departure the many references to literature, philosophy, and the visual arts that Mahler uses to illustrate the meaning of his music, Reading Mahler helps audiences, critics, and those interested in musical and cultural history understand influences on Mahlers music and thinking that may have been self-evident to middle-class Viennese a hundred years ago but are much more obscure today. It shows that Mahlers oeuvre, despite its reliance on texts and images from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, is far more indebted to fin-de-sicle modernism and to an eclectic, proto-avantgardist agenda than has been previously realized. Furthermore, Reading Mahler is the first book to make Mahlers position within German-Jewish culture its analytical center. It also probes Mahlers problematic but often overlooked relationship with the musical and textual legacy of Richard Wagner. By integrating newer approaches in humanistic research - cultural studies, gender studies, and Jewish studies - Reading Mahler exposes the composers critical view of German cultural history and offers a new understanding of his music. Carl Niekerk is Professor in the Department of German, the Program in Comparative and World Literature, and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781571135643
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Book Description: Thought provoking . . . . Should be a part of all serious academic and public classical music collections. AMERICAN JEWISH LIBRARIES REVIEWS Although the Mahler literature is extensive and growing, one can find nothing quite like this volume.. Highly recommended. CHOICE Carl Niekerk's Reading Mahler is a notable addition to the composer's bibliography because it counters conventional images of Mahler as a "nostalgic modernist" or a "neoromanticist" . . . . Niekerk investigates Mahler in a rewarding and challenging way. His study also provides readers with a solid grounding in texts and sources that are not always considered in the field of Mahler studies. MUSICA JUDAICA ONLINE REVIEWS "Riveting . . . . (A) compelling book, an example of interdisciplinary scholarship at its finest. It is a major contribution to our understanding of this pivotal epoch in Western civilization and represents an invaluable resource for any future research into the period as a whole". MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW (Andrew Barker)
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