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Mahler A Musical Physiognomy

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ISBN-10: 0226007693

ISBN-13: 9780226007694

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Theodor W. Adorno, Edmund Jephcott

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Theodor W. Adorno goes beyond conventional thematic analysis to gain a more complete understanding of Mahler's music through his character, his social and philosophical background, and his moment in musical history. Adorno examines the composer's works as a continuous and unified development that began with his childhood response to the marches and folk tunes of his native Bohemia. Since its appearance in 1960 in German, Mahler has established itself as a classic of musical interpretation. Now available in English, the work is presented here in a translation that captures the stylistic brilliance of the original. Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69), one of the foremost members of the Frankfurt…    
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List price: $28.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 8/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.63" wide x 8.46" long x 0.46" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Theodor W. Adorno is the progenitor of critical theory, a central figure in aesthetics, and the century's foremost philosopher of music. He was born and educated in Frankfurt, Germany. After completing his Ph.D. in philosophy, he went to Vienna, where he studied composition with Alban Berg. He soon was bitterly disappointed with his own lack of talent and turned to musicology. In 1928 Adorno returned to Frankfurt to join the Institute for Social Research, commonly known as The Frankfurt School. At first a privately endowed center for Marxist studies, the school was merged with Frankfort's university under Adorno's directorship in the 1950s. As a refugee from Nazi Germany during World War…    

Preface to the Second German Edition
Curtain and Fanfare
Tone
Characters
Novel
Variant - Form
Dimensions of Technique
Decay and Affirmation
The Long Gaze
Notes