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“A Demonic Haydn”: Mahler’s Confrontation with Tradition in the First Movement of the Sixth

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins by considering the possible synergies and frictions among the Sixth Symphony’s dominant reception tropes—those of tragedy, autobiography, and (neo)classicism. It then sets out to ... More


“Tragedy Refuses a Nominalist Form”: “Inescapable” Coherence and the Failure of the Novel-Symphony in the Finale of the Sixth

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The final chapter shows the infamously dark Finale of the Sixth to be a true tragic narrative, one that is organized around the defeat of a transgression by an order-imposing hierarchy: its ... More


Mahler and the Myth of the Total Symphony

James Buhler

in Rethinking Mahler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199316090
eISBN:
9780190665975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199316090.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

French film critic Bazin takes the ‘myth of total cinema’ to reveal a picture of its real history and sketches phases of a dialectical history based on it. Bazin’s conceptual framework gives rise to ... More


Heart and Brain

Malcolm MacDonald

in Schoenberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172010
eISBN:
9780199852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172010.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Teaching, communicating, helping students to think about music and sharing with them an inexhaustible fund of knowledge, the thinking of a lifetime, his sheer passionate love of music, seem to have ... More


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