About this book
An intriguing portrait of the composer's dramatic life, set against the backdrop of early 20th century America.
Explores Mahler's early life, his relationship to literature, his achievements as a conductor in Vienna and New York, his unhappy marriage, and his work with "Metropolitan Opera" and "New York Philharmonic" in his later years. This title also illustrates why Mahler is a prime example of artistic idealism worn down by Austrian anti-Semitism.
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