Mahler's Seventh Symphony

 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 15. Oktober 2019
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  • 272 Seiten
 
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Gustav Mahler's Seventh Symphony stands out as one of the most provocative symphonic statements of the early twentieth century. Throughout its performance history, it has often been heard as "existing in the shadow" of the Sixth Symphony or as "too reminiscent" of Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Anna Stoll Knecht's Mahler's Seventh Symphony offers a new interpretation of the Seventh based on a detailed study of Mahler's compositional materials and a close reading of the finished work. With a focus on sketches previously considered as "discarded," Stoll Knecht exposes unexpected connections between the Seventh and both the Sixth and Meistersinger, confirming that Mahler's compositional project was firmly grounded in a dialogue with works from the past. This referential aspect acts as an important interpretive key to the work, enabling the first thorough analysis of the sketches and drafts for the Seventh, and shedding light on its complex compositional history. Considering each movement of the symphony through a double perspective, genetic and analytic, Stoll Knecht demonstrates how sketch studies and analytical approaches can interact with each other. Mahler's Seventh Symphony exposes new facets of Mahler's musical humor and leads us to rethink much-debated issues concerning the composer's cultural identity, revealing the Seventh's pivotal role within his output.
  • Englisch
155 illus.
  • 28,98 MB
978-0-19-049112-3 (9780190491123)
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Anna Stoll Knecht is the recipient of an Ambizione research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Previously she was a British Academy postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford (Faculty of Music and Jesus College), engaged in a project on Gustav Mahlerâs interpretation of Richard Wagner, both as a composer and a conductor.
Introduction Chapter 1: Premiere and Reception Premiere Reception The "problems" of the Seventh Chapter 2: Structure, Interpretation and Genesis Structure Main interpretive leads Genesis Chapter 3: Compositional History Autobiographical and biographical evidence Musical evidence Chapter 4: Rondo-Finale Form and content Interpretive views Chapter 5: Genesis of the Rondo-Finale The Vienna sketchbook and the Moldenhauer sketches The Paris sketchbook leaves and the Moldenhauer sketches Other sketches and drafts for the Finale Chapter 6: Nachtmusiken The first Nachtmusik The second Nachtmusik Chapter 7: Scherzo Dancing death Structure Sketches and drafts Walpurgis night Chapter 8: First Movement Beginning of the Seventh Form and content Sketches and drafts (Auto)biography, genesis and interpretation Chapter 9: Die Meistersinger in the Seventh Symphony The Meistersinger references in the Finale Quartal harmony in the Seventh and Meistersinger Preliminary sketches in the Vienna sketchbook E minor to C major: from Night to Day Mahler and Beckmesser Conclusion What the genesis tells us "Problems" of the Seventh From tragedy to comedy Beginnings and ends Appendices: A: Manuscripts and editions of the Seventh Symphony B: Mahler discography M: Motivic tables F: Formal tables CSk: Correspondences between the sketches MSk: Motivic table for the sketches Synopsis of Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Bibliography

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