Mahler books: A short list of “essentials and extras”

A Listmania! list by Bob Zeidler (Charlton, MA United States)
 
Mahler: His Life, Work and World
1.  Mahler: His Life, Work and World by Kurt Blaukopf
The list author says:
  "A “documentary biography” by Kurt and Herta Blaukopf, this excellent – and eminently readable – book uses correspondence and documents to tell the Mahler story. The “best if you’re having only one.”"
£15.96   Used & New from: £5.55
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Gustav Mahler: The Symphonies
2.  Gustav Mahler: The Symphonies by Constantin Floros
The list author says:
  "Constantin Floros’ detailed – but not-too-technical – descriptions of the musicology of all of Mahler’s symphonies (includiing “Das Lied von der Erde” and the unfinished 10th) is a “must.”"
£14.09   Used & New from: £8.02
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Mahler: A Musical Physiognomy
3.  Mahler: A Musical Physiognomy by Theodor W Adorno
The list author says:
  "Theodor W. Adorno’s analysis of Mahler’s “musical physiognomy” is tough sledding; not an easy read. (I’m now on my fourth or fifth swing through it.) But the rewards are immeasurably insightful."
£16.00   Used & New from: £6.52
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Gustav Mahler: Volume 3. Vienna: Triumph and Disillusion (1904-1907): Vienna: Triumph and Disillusion (1904-07) Vol 3 (de La Grange: Mahler 4 volumes)
4.  Gustav Mahler: Volume 3. Vienna: Triumph and Disillusion (1904-1907): Vienna: Triumph and Disillusion (1904-07) Vol 3 (de La Grange: Mahler 4 volumes) by Henry-Louis de La Grange
The list author says:
  "Henry-Louis de La Grange’s projected English-translation 4-volume tome on the life and music of Mahler is epic in scope. Volume III sets out the musical and artistic reasons for his greatness."
£88.00   Used & New from: £27.54
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The Mahler Companion
5.  The Mahler Companion by Donald Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Almost as important as the above four books, “The Mahler Companion” is a thought-provoking set of essays on all things “Mahlerania,” beginning with a comprehensive view of fin-de-siècle Vienna."
£110.90   Used & New from: £76.72
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Mahler and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
6.  Mahler and His World (The Bard Music Festival) by Karen Painter
The list author says:
  "Newly issued (September, 2002) as a Festschrift for the Bard Music Festival honoring Mahler, this collection of essays and memorabilia provides an updated perspective on the man and the music."
£19.81   Used & New from: £13.50
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Last updated: 03/07/2004
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