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Naturlauf

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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Eva Rubinstein

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A l’occasion de ton quatre-vingt-dixième anniversaire, le 26 mai 2014 !

Mon très, très cher Henry-Louis,

J’aurais tellement voulu pouvoir être parmi tous les amis qui vont t’entourer ce jour-ci… mais il faut que je t’envoie mes félicitations les plus affectueuses et chaleureuses d’un peu trop loin…

Quand je pense qu’on s’est rencontré pour la première fois à New Haven en 1954 chez ta bien-aimée tante Catherine (pas encore ma belle-mère !), et que cela fait déjà soixante ans, je me rends compte que tu es la personne qui, à part ma famille immédiate, a été présente dans ma vie, sans arrêt ni interruption, et le plus longtemps que toute autre… nous nous sommes vus plusieurs fois encore à New Haven.

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