By Norman Lebrecht
Gustav Mahler is the main influential symphonist of the 20th century. during this pioneering examine, Norman Lebrecht unearths the fellow and musician during the phrases of his contemporaries.
Using many formerly unpublished records, he constructs a profile of Mahler much more advanced and compelling than that regularly occurring from his letters and the usually unreliable memoirs of his widow, Alma. Compassionate or callous, idealistic or pragmatic, Mahler aroused violently contrasting impressions and feelings in those that lived and labored with him.
Accounts of the composer comprise the artist Alfred Roller's description of Mahler's bare physique, a Nazi-era reappraisal by means of one in every of his closest family members, Natalie Bauer-Lechner's unpublished jottings of Mahler's early life, and Stefan Zweig's document of his ultimate voyage. jointly, they shape a awesome and deeply illuminating snapshot of a powerful personality.
'The influence is cumulative, occasionally contradictory and bright - like a written model of a radio or movie portrait.' Classical Music
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