Gustav Mahler "In Haste - As Always"
Composer, conductor, impresario and lover – hitherto unknown letters by Gustav Mahler to friends male and female, colleagues and collaborators.
His childhood sweetheart Fanny Poisl, outraged poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Vienna’s »most beautiful aristocrat« Countess Misa von Wydenbruck; the New York maestro Theodor Spiering, fellow conductors Hans Richter, Felix Weingartner and Ernst von Schuch; operatic soprano Selma Kurz and composer Alexander Glasunow: Over the course of his career as composer, conductor and impresario, Gustav Mahler established a network of correspondents that spanned half of Europe and beyond. Yet more than 250 of his letters to 35 correspondents remained unpublished or were only to be found in obscure journals or far-flung locations.
Noted Mahler authority Franz Willnauer has selected, compiled and edited them to fashion a fascinating, multi- facetted portrait of the personality, life and works of Gustav Mahler. The result is an epistolary volume which offers both absorbing reading for aficionadas of his music and a meticulously edited collection of exciting new source material for researchers and musicologists.
A genius and his network: a kaleidoscopic appraisal of Gustav Mahler.