Why Mahler? : How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World

Why Mahler? : How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World

Description

A century after his death, Gustav Mahler is the most important composer of modern times. Displacing Beethoven as a box-office draw, heard in Hollywood films and on state occasions, his music inspires particular devotion. Some believe it helps heal emotional wounds, others find intellectual fascination in its contradictory meanings, and many feel that the music captures the yearnings and anxieties of our post-industrial society. In this highly original account of the composer's life and work, Norman Lebrecht explores the Mahler Effect, asking why Mahler's music has become the soundtrack to our twenty-first-century lives.


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Details

Author(s)
Norman Lebrecht
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
125 x 200 x 25mm | 159g
Publication date
01 Sep 2011
Publisher
FABER & FABER
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Main
ISBN10
0571260799
ISBN13
9780571260799
Bestsellers rank
113,601