+612 9045 4394
Mahler : Symphony No. 3 - Peter Franklin


Symphony No. 3

Paperback Published: 3rd February 1992
ISBN: 9780521379472
Number Of Pages: 144

Share This Book:


Ships in 10 to 15 business days

Mahler's Third Symphony was conceived as a musical picture of the natural world. This handbook describes the composition of Mahler's grandiose piece of philosophical program music in the context of the ideas that inspired it and the artistic debates and social conflicts that it reflects. In this original and wide-ranging account, Peter Franklin takes the Third Symphony as a representative modern European symphony of its period and evaluates the work as both the culmination of Mahler's early symphonic style and a work whose contradictory effects mirror the complexity of contemporary social and musical manners. The music is described in detail, movement by movement, with chapters on the genesis, early performance, and subsequent reception of the work.

"...the writing is so engaging and insightful that many nonspecialists are likely to be inspired to study this work in depth." Choice

List of platesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The symphony in its worldp. 1
Background: progress, tradition and ideasp. 3
Music and nineteenth-century culturep. 4
McGrath's approachp. 8
Radical conservatismp. 10
Inspiration and Nature (Schopenhauer, Wagner, Nietzsche)p. 12
The programme and popularizationp. 18
Reception: the early performancesp. 21
Early performances of movements from the Third Symphonyp. 23
The first performances of the complete symphonyp. 26
The Third in Viennap. 30
The world in the symphonyp. 35
Genesis and designp. 37
Meaning and the reinterpretation of formp. 38
The evolving conceptionp. 41
The musicp. 53
Movement 2p. 54
Movement 3p. 59
Movement 4, Movement 5, Movement 6p. 66
Movement 1p. 77
The 1896 manuscript and the first published scorep. 91
Two early sketches for the Third Symphonyp. 100
Notesp. 105
Select bibliographyp. 119
Indexp. 122
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521379472
ISBN-10: 0521379474
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd February 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.79  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.18