Mahler: A Musical Physiognomy

Mahler: A Musical Physiognomy

Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor W. Adorno is going past traditional thematic research to achieve a extra entire knowing of Mahler's track via his personality, his social and philosophical history, and his second in musical background. Adorno examines the composer's works as a continuing and unified improvement that all started together with his adolescence reaction to the marches and people tunes of his local Bohemia.

Since its visual appeal in 1960 in German, Mahler has verified itself as a vintage of musical interpretation. Now on hand in English, the paintings is gifted right here in a translation that captures the stylistic brilliance of the original.

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69), one of many optimal contributors of the Frankfurt university of serious idea, studied with Alban Berg in Vienna in the course of the overdue twenties, and used to be later the director of the Institute of Social examine on the collage of Frankfurt from 1956 until eventually his dying. His works contain Aesthectic idea, creation to the Sociology of track, The Jargon of Authenticity, Prism, and Philosophy of recent Music.

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