Gustav Mahler: A Life in Crisis


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The life of the brilliant composer and conductor Gustav Mahler was punctuated by crisis. His parents both died in 1889, leaving him the reluctant head of a household of siblings. He himself endured a nearly fatal medical ordeal in 1901. A beloved daughter died in 1907 and that same year, under pressure, Mahler resigned from the directorship of the Vienna Opera. In each case Mahler more than mastered the trauma; he triumphed in the creation of new major musical works. The final crisis of Mahler s career occurred in 1910, ...

Gustav Mahler: A Life in Crisis 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300103403