Best Mahler Books

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1. Messi: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Lionel Messi – one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids)

Author: by Steve Herman
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 16, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1974634118

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Messi: A Boy Who Became a Star This is the inspiring children story of Lionel Messi, a boy who became a star. Born in a poor family, the small boy faced many obstacles in life, including a medical condition that prevented him from growing…

But he decided to follow his dream, worked hard and overcame all obstacles to become one of the best soccer players in history. Perfect gift for all soccer fans. Perfect illustrated book to teach children to work hard to make their dreams come true.

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2. Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (January 14, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0486268880

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In his Fifth Symphony, Gustav Mahler (18601911) moved on from the song-oriented works of his “Wunderhorn” period to take up the challenges of the purely instrumental symphony. It was a move that brought to the fore the Austrian composer’s genius for discovering fresh and convincing formal solutions for his musical aims.

Without a specific dramatic “program” or narrative live, the Fifth Symphony moves forward in vivid, emotionally compelling musical shapes that begin in funereal gloom and build to climactic expressions of heroic triumph and ultimate joy. In his Sixth Symphony, Mahler continued to explore the potential of the instrumental symphony, but followed an opposite dramatic course to that of the Fifth, this time building to a series of shattering climaxes implying ultimate defeat and death.

Both of these deeply moving works, composed between 1901 and 1906, are today among the most performed symphonic works in the orchestral repertoire. Both symphonies are reprinted here from authoritative full-score editions in a finely produced volume designed to provide a lifetime of enjoyment and study.

3. Gustav Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 in Full Score

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (October 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0486254739

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Handsome, inexpensive volume reproduces authoritative Austrian editions of the Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Titan”) and Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (“Resurrection”). Beautifully printed unabridged scores reveal vivid orchestration, innovative symphonic structure, rich emotional expression, foreshadowing of 20th-century musical ideas.

4. Symphony No. 9 In Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (March 18, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0486274928

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“Mahler inherited the romantic conception of music as an expression of a quest for spiritual reality he expressed a four-sided conflict between a devouring love of life, a spiritual need, a skeptical intellect, and an existential dread of ultimate meaninglessness.” Encyclopaedia Britannica.

In this great work, Mahler experimented with the four-movement symphonic form, producing a masterpiece of musical innovation, satiric writing, and poetic drama expressed in purely instrumental terms. Alban Berg referred to the first movement of the Ninth Symphony as “the most glorious [Mahler] ever wrote,” and further observed, “the whole movement is based on a premonition of death which constantly recurs that is why the tenderest passages are followed by tremendous climaxes like new eruptions of a volcano.”Now the full orchestral score of the Ninth Symphony is available in the inexpensive, high-quality edition, reprinted from an authoritative Viennese score.

Music lovers and admirers of Mahler’s work will find in these pages abundant evidence of the fresh and formidable thinking the composer brought to this monumental composition.

5. Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications (January 1, 1990)
ISBN: 978-0486261669

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Mahler’s third and fourth symphonies mark a turning point in his development as a composer.Symphony No. 3 (1896) predominantly follows the musical style of the earlier two symphonies, which tended to emphasize a single melodic line with subordinate harmonies.Symphony No.

4 (1900) embodies the more contrapuntal style that characterizes his later symphonic works. At the same time, these works bring Mahler to the end of his “Wunderhorn years,” when his inspiration derived strongly from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn), an early 19th-century collection of folklike poetry that celebrated themes of nature.

The Third Symphony, scored for a massive orchestra, was conceived as a vast nature cycle in six movements. These include the great opening march, the moving setting for alto of Nietzsche’s “O Mensch! Gib Acht!” and the scintillating bell song for women’s and boys’ choirs “Es sungen drei Engel.” The Fourth Symphony, more restrained in expression yet filled with affecting melody, is one of the most beloved of all Mahler’s symphonies.

6. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in Full Score

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (November 13, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0486273396

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Among the most popular of Mahler’s symphonic works, the 7th Symphony has neither a “program” nor a folk-song theme. It is a purely instrumental composition, both hopeful and romantic in feeling. The restrained mood and thematic economy of the symphony make it one of the least extravagant of the composer’s works; it is also one of the most enjoyable.

Despite the lack of a “program” for the 7th, some critics profess to find that “a good case can be made out for the symphony as a whole having been consciously built round the poetic idea of nocturnal nature, progressing through various shades of darkness” (New Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians).

Now musicians and music lovers can make their own determination by studying this inexpensive edition of the complete score, reprinted from the authoritative German edition of 1909.

7. The Mahler Symphonies: An Owner's Manual (includes 1 CD)

Author: by David Hurwitz
Published at: Amadeus Press; PAP/COM edition (November 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-1574670998

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Since Gustav Mahler was rediscovered in the early 1960s, his symphonies have become arguably the most popular works in the modern orchestral repertoire. Mahler’s Symphonies: An Owner’s Manual is the first discussion of the ten completed symphonies (No. 1-9 plus The Song of the Earth) to offer music lovers and record collectors a comprehensive overview of the music itself, what it sounds like, how it is organized, its form, content, and meaning, as it strikes today’s listeners.

The book caters to the novice as David Hurwitz describes what the listener will hear, section by section, using simple cues such as important instrumental solos, recognizable tunes, climaxes, and other easily audible musical facts. He explains how each work is arranged, how the various parts relate to each other, and how one work leads to the next.

It describes the emotional extravagance that lies at the root of Mahler’s popularity, the consistency of his symphonic thinking, the relationship of each work to its companions, and his dazzling and revolutionary use of orchestral instruments to create an expressive musical language that is varied in content and immediate in impact.

8. Symphony No. 8 In Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; First Thus edition (August 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486260228

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“The first performance of the work took place at Munich on September 12, 1910, Mahler himself conducting. Its reception, which was overwhelming, was the first unqualified success that he had ever enjoyed. Eight months later he was dead.” Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Mahler’s massive complex “Symphony of a Thousand” has been called a crowning achievement of his career, a work that integrates on a truly grand scale the musical ideas, forms, and media that dominated his creative life. The symphony is in two parts.

The first is a setting of words from the medieval Latin hymn “Veni, Creator Spiritus.” The words of the second part are taken from the final scene of Goethe’s Faust. The theme of this amalgam is the redemptive power of love, and its form is a powerful synthesis of motet, dramatic cantata, oratorio, song cycle, and symphony.

Mahler scored the work for orchestra, eight solo voices, double chorus, boys’ choir, and organ, eliciting from this mighty consortium the most subtle of musical nuances one moment and majestic torrents of sound the next. This authoritative full-score edition makes the Symphony No.

9. Three Song Cycles in Vocal Score: Songs of a Wayfarer, Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied Von Der Erde (Dover Song Collections)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications (January 14, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0486269542

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This convenient volume contains Mahler’s three great song cycles in piano-vocal score, reprinted from authoritative German and Austrian editions. All three complete scores offer singers and musicians the opportunity to study and savor the compelling musical qualities of these famous works at the piano.

Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen), the composer’s first song cycle, is considered by many the masterpiece of his early period. A setting of his strongly autobiographical text, this is a revealing self-portrait of a young man. The haunting musical imagery of Songs of the Deaths of Children (Kindertotenlieder), Mahler’s setting of five poems by Friedrich Rchert, embodies the chromatic harmonies typical of his late work.

In The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), Mahler combines the forms that most obsessed him song and symphony into a masterpiece that epitomized his musical genius and the very spirit of late Romanticism. Based on six poems translated from Chinese, the songs merge from passionate evocations of the pleasures of youth to dark and foreboding expressions of loneliness, sorrow, and farewell.

10. Das Lied von der Erde in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications (July 1, 1988)
ISBN: 978-0486256573

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In Das Lied von der Erde, Gustav Mahler fused the two forms that most obsessed him song and symphony into a masterpiece that epitomized his musical genius and the very spirit of late Romanticism. It is a work of stunning power, one that musical artists and audiences worldwide have made a repertoire favorite, and it is reprinted here from the original full score published in Vienna by Universal-Edition in 1912.

Based on a cycle of six poems translated from the Chinese by Hans Bethge, Das Lied von der Erde, scored for tenor, alto (or baritone), and orchestra, expresses a dualism of feeling ecstatic pleasure shadowed by dark foreboding that characterizes not only Mahler himself but the peculiarly autumnal mood of late Romanticism as well.

Throughout, Mahler calls on the orchestra to suggest the exotic atmosphere summoned by the text, and to sustain and supplement the solos with all its resources, both in the accompaniment and the extensive connecting interludes. This sturdily bound, finely produced full score, containing an English translation of the song text is printed on fine-quality paper.

11. Songs of a Wayfarer and Kindertotenlieder in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (June 1, 1990)
ISBN: 978-0486263182

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Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen), Mahler’s first orchestral song cycle, is a strongly autobiographical work. Set to his own text, it is a revealing self-portrait of the young man in the agonies of love, and a work considered by many to be the masterpiece of Mahler’s early period.

The folklore idioms of Songs of the Wayfarer give way to the haunting musical imagery of Mahler’s later style in the Kindertotenlieder (Songs of the Death of Children), the company’s setting of five poems by Friedrich Rckert. Filled with the delicate counterpoint and luminous chromatic harmony of his last works, they reflect another compelling facet of Mahler’s intense romanticism.

These two deeply moving scores, both favorites of musical artists and their audiences today, are reprinted here from the original German editions. They will provide musicians and music lovers a lifetime of study and enjoyment of two of Mahler’s masterly achievements for voice and orchestra.

12. Mahler: His Life, Work and World

Author: by Kurt Blaukopf
Published at: Thames & Hudson; New Ed edition (May 1, 2000)
ISBN: 978-0500281970

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Gustav Mahler was one of the greatest conductors and composers of his time, acclaimed throughout Europe and America for his full-blooded interpretations of a repertoire that ranged from Mozart and Beethoven to Wagner and Strauss, and for his own richly orchestrated pieces.

Today his music is almost a cult: intensely emotional and evocative, it stirs and inspires the listener, and it awakens curiosity as to the nature of the man who created it. This book brings together a wealth of contemporary material-letters, reviews, concert programs, diary extracts-to create a picture of Mahler in his own words and those of his friends, colleagues, and critics.

From his early childhood to the days of his final triumphs in Vienna and New York, his life, attitudes, beliefs, conflicts, loves, and losses are recorded and presented in vivid detail.

13. Why Mahler?: How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World

Author: by Norman Lebrecht
Published at: Pantheon; First Edition (October 12, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0375423819

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Although Gustav Mahler was a famous conductor in Vienna and New York, the music that he wrote was condemned during his lifetime and for many years after his death in 1911. Pages of dreary emptiness, sniffed a leading American conductor. Yet today, almost one hundred years later, Mahler has displaced Beethoven as a box-office draw and exerts a unique influence on both popular music and film scores.

Mahler’s coming-of-age began with such 1960s phenomena as Leonard Bernstein’s boxed set of his symphonies and Luchino Visconti’s film Death in Venice, which used Mahler’s music in its sound track. But that was just the first in a series of waves that established Mahler not just as a great composer but also as an oracle with a personal message for every listener.

There are now almost two thousand recordings of his music, which has become an irresistible launchpad for young maestros such as Gustavo Dudamel.Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does? Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life.

14. Symphony No. 8 – Vocal score (Latin Edition)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Serenissima Music, Incorporated; Woss ed. edition (November 27, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1932419467

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Mahler’s penultimate symphony recieved its premiere performance in Munich on September 12th, 1910 with a chorus of about 850, and an orchestra of 171. These massive forces led to Mahler’s agent dubbing the work “Symphony of a Thousand.” Mahler did not approve of the title at all, but it remains.

The piece was a great success at its premiere, one of few of Mahler’s works to be well received in his lifetime. It was the last premiere of one his works that Mahler witnessed before his death. Unabridged digitally enhanced reprint of the vocal score prepared by Josef Woss that was first published in 1910 by Universal Edition, Vienna.

15. Symphony No. 3 in D Minor for Alto Solo, Choirs and Orchestra (Dover Miniature Music Scores)

Author: by Gustav Mahler
Published at: Dover Publications (July 1, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0486421384

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Mahler’s third symphony, scored for a massive orchestra, was conceived as a vast cycle in six movements, including the opening march, the moving setting for alto solo of Nietzsche’s “Oh Mensch! Gib Acht!” and a setting for women’s and boys’ choirs of “Es sungen drei Engel,” on a text from Das Knaben Wunderhorn.

Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable miniature-score edition offers music lovers, performers, and students an opportunity to study the orchestral innovations of this great music and explore the genius of the composer often regarded as the last great Austrian symphonist.