from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mahler, Gustav 1860-1911. Austrian composer and conductor of the Vienna State Opera House (1897-1907) whose completed works, most notably Das Lied von der Erde (1908) and Symphony Number 9 (1909), are unrestricted by conventional musical forms.

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  • n. Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)


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  • Although Mr. Lebrecht recommends hearing Mahler in live performance, one senses that his passion for Mahler is linked to his experience of listening to the composer's music with headphones or in front of loudspeakers.

    A Fierce Enthusiasm

  • Mahler is thus today the object of an obsessive attachment for many, many people, not least for Mr. Lebrecht, a longtime music critic and the author of "The Life and Death of Classical Music" (2007), among other books.

    A Fierce Enthusiasm

  • This is lame, but my first thought is the bass solo in Mahler's 1st.

    Hope, blood, Turandot

  • Mahler is no stranger to bombast and the no-holds-barred approach fit well in many places with a real whiz-bang of an opening and a closing.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • I would assert that music is not essentially ephemeral, it simply attempts — in Mahler's words again — "to get to the bottom of things, to go beyond external appearances" (qtd Nussbaum 266).

    Talking About Virtue: Paisiello's 'Nina,' Paër's 'Agnese,' and the Sentimental Ethos

  • There's movement everywhere, which Mahler translates into music that soars and flies ever upwards in different levels.

    British Blogs

  • His approach is about feeling and aesthetics, rather than about technology and architecture; his Mahler was anything but clinical.

    Eschenbach, Mozart, Mahler and the NSO -- getting along famously

  • Last night's concert, conducted by Michael Tilson-Thomas, could have been part of the festival itself since they were performing the Big Daddy of Romantic Paradise Visions, namely Mahler's Eighth Symphony with its monster orchestra, chorus, children's choruses, seven soloists, and even an extra group of brass who joined the group for the final trip to Heaven.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • The two books entitled Mahler, by Henry-Louis de La Grange [1] and Kurt Blaukopf [2] respectively, represent decades of research.

    Mahler the Modern

  • Though Klajner, in his comments on the score, cites Schumann, Brahms, and Hugo Wolf as Glanzberg's mentors, the vocal writing and orchestration both recall Mahler and Korngold much more than older classical masters.

    Audiophile Audition Headlines


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