How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our WorldBook - 2011
Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does?
Norman Lebrecht, one of the world&;s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler&;s every footstep from birthplace to grave, scrutinizing his manuscripts, talking to those who knew him, Lebrecht constructs a compelling new portrait of Mahler as a man who lived determinedly outside his own times. Mahler was&;along with Picasso, Einstein, Freud, Kafka, and Joyce&;a maker of our modern world. Why Mahler? is a book that shows how music can change our lives.