Mahler by Jonathan Carr
A Biography

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Jonathan Carr was a former bureau chief of the Financial Times and The Economist. His other books include biographies of Helmut Schmidt and Gustav Mahler.
Published September 22, 1997 by Overlook Hardcover. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Of Mahler's oft-described ``reign of terror'' as conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic--he replaced about 80 instrumentalists, including more than 30 wind players, in his decade at the podium- -Carr notes, ``Mahler surely acted not from spite but from the highest artistic motives.'' Mahler's wife,...

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Carr, a British foreign correspondent whose only previous book was on Germany, would be the first to acknowledge that his study of Mahler is modest, especially compared with the works of those he aptly describes as colossi of Mahler scholarship--Henry-Louis de la Grange and Donald Mitchell.

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Mahler lived a dynamic life during an ever-changing period of history, and it is disappointing that material with such a potential for intrigue could come across as just another entry in the Écoutez et Répétez school of thought.

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