Leben ! Werke ! Dokumente. Composed by Karl-Josef Mueller. This edition: SEM 8264. Books/Librettos. Series Music. With Text language: German. Published by Schott Music (SD.49018069).
Item Number: SD.49018069
Today, more than ever, Gustav Mahler is highly acclaimed as a 'pioneer of new music'. Unlike any other composer in the late 19th century, he meteorically became the focus of attention of the musical public. Mahler's music is an adventure, as beautiful and frightening, as peaceful and unpredictable as the world of which it is about. During his lifetime, Gustav Mahler was known rather as a powerful court opera director and less as a composer, for he could compose his own works only during the summer months. But as such, Mahler had to compete with his fellow composers Anton Bruckner and Richard Strauss. In his newly edited book, Karl-Josef Muller tries to examine this discrepancy between Mahler's high ethical demands as a composer and his qualification by his environment.