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Scholarly Journeys Toward Gustav Mahler – Essays in Honour of Henry-Louis de La Grange for his 90th Birthday

Edited By Paul-André Bempéchat

This collection of essays forms the second Festschrift to honour the dean of Gustav Mahler research, Henry-Louis de La Grange, on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. It includes vibrant, new historical, theoretical, and aesthetic research on the complex mind which produced among the best-loved orchestral works and songs of Western classical music.
Henry-Louis de La Grange's passion and tireless devotion to Gustav Mahler began when he first heard his Ninth Symphony conducted by Bruno Walter at Carnegie Hall in New York. He went on to plumb the depths of this composer's mind and soul and to explore every facet of his existence.
Among the many honours he has gleaned since the publication of the first Festschrift, Neue Mahleriana (Lang, 1997), Henry-Louis de La Grange has been named Professor by the Government of Austria (1998) and Officier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur (2006). He has also been awarded Bard College's Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters, the Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst, 1. Klasse (2010), the Gold Medal of the Internationale Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft (2010), and an honourary doctorate from The Juilliard School (2010). As another everlasting tribute, the American film director Jason Starr released his documentary film, For the Love of Mahler: The Inspired Life of Henry-Louis de La Grange, in 2015.
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Jeremy Barham is Reader in Music at the University of Surrey. He researches in the areas of Mahler, the music and culture of modernism, screen music, and jazz. His publications include Rethinking Mahler (forthcoming, Oxford), a chapter on screen-music theory in Aesthetics of Music. Musicological Perspectives (Routledge), ‘Mahler: Centenary Commentaries on Musical Meaning’ (guest-edited issue of Nineteenth-Century Music Review), The Cambridge Companion to Mahler, Perspectives on Gustav Mahler (Ashgate), as well as studies of Mahler, Schumann, pre-existent and sci-fi screen music in the journals 19th-Century Music, Music and the Moving Image, The Musical Quarterly, and Contemporary Music Review. He is series editor of Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz, and is currently working on two monographs: Post-Centenary Mahler: Revaluing Musical Meaning (Indiana), and Music, Time and the Moving Image (Cambridge); and two edited volumes: Global Screen Music in the Early Sound Era: History, Context and Technique, and The Music and Sound of Experimental Film. In 2011 he convened the international Mahler Centenary Conference, ‘Mahler, Contemporary of the Past?’ at the University of Surrey.

Inna Aleksejevna Barsova, in Smolensk geboren, studierte Musikwissenschaft am Moskauer Konservatorium Peter Tschaikowskiy, wo sie gegenwärtig Professorin für Musikwissenschaft ist. Seit 1989 bis 1992, Professor am Konservatoriuim in Nizschniy Nowgorod; von 1993 bis 1996 in Minsk. Zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen, insbesonders über Gustav Mahler (Die Symphonien Gustav Mahlers, 1975), Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg, und Alban Berg. Zahlreiche Publikationen über Aleksandr Mossolov, Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Leonid Polovinkin, Josef Schillinger, Gavriil Popov, Nikolay Zilyajev, Aleksandr...

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