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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


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