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Since its premiere Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) has been widely regarded as his finest masterpiece. It was written in the wake of personal events that shook the foundations of his life in 1907 and, like all his earlier works, it is deeply influenced by the composer's individual and philosophical worldview. Stephen Hefling provides a background to this symphony for voice and orchestra, describes its genesis, summarizes reviews of the premiere, and gives a careful account of all six movements.Read more
- Handbook on what is widely regarded as Mahler's finest masterpiece
- Written by Stephen Hefling - well-known Mahler scholar and editor of Mahler studies
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- Date Published: May 2000
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521475341
- length: 174 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
- weight: 0.37kg
- contains: 3 b/w illus. 2 tables 11 music examples
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Background: Mahler's 'Symphonic Worlds' before 1908
4. The music.
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