TEL QU' EN LUI-MEME
among his writing, his correspondence and among the interviews and accounts
from his contemporaries, the best part of Gustav Mahler's artistic thought
- the last great post-romantic composer- is, for the first time, collected
in only one book, thus allowing a better understandint of both man and
main texts of Mahler himself recalling the powerful moments of his career
are assembled here. Step by step, we follow the young Jew from Bohemia
whose determination and talent are to lead him to the head of the Opera
in Vienna, at the age of 37, then to the summits of international fame.
His artistic requirements, for the most part innovative ones, were to
be at the origin of the lyric production of the 20th century.
discover the conductor's personal visions which enabled him to become
the greatest performer, from Wagner's death to Toscanini's accession.
The composer discloses his doubts, his distress, his joys, his objectives.
introducing us on the very heart of his thought, the artist seems to remind
us that behind the public, authoritarian figure, with the iron profile,
there is also a sensitive, generous, and the one wordn human being.
I: The artistic career
Chapter II: The conductor
Chapter III: The composer
Chapter IV: The works
Chapter V: The philosopher
et savoirs 2006
Méridiens Klincksieck 1989